4 Simple Ways You Can Inspire Others

                 June 2014          Executive Intelligent Blog

                     Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is the fuel 
                     in us which needs to be ignited with sparks. 
                                                                                                       Johann Gottfried Von Herder

While inspiration powers our mind, inspiring others begins within the heart.  Have you ever thought back on a inspiring talk you heard and wished you could be more influential in a particular area of your life?  At the core, what comes across as inspiration is communicated through emotional passion.   You see, people are inspired when they connect with the emotions that are conveyed and emotionally agree with the message. The emotional part of their brain is triggered and their response is, “Yes!”  Their mind is in gear and they are ready to take action. That’s when people are inspired!  And, the best part, they are engaged and posed to act.

To strengthen your skills for inspiring, here are four powerful, yet simple, things you can do today.

     1.  Identify the reason and gain clarity about why you want to inspire others.
     2.  Listen deeply to others.
     3.  Express why you are communicating your message.
     4.  Share an example or experience that evokes hope and encouragement.

Inspiration is a potent human phenomena.  Seek to inspire others to do better and you will do better yourself!

With Inspiration,
ExecIntel Solutions Team

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Set Your Goals and Achieve Your Desires

         November 2013               Executive Intelligent Blog

Don’t make the mistakes of years past.  Set yourself up to achieve your goals this next year!!
Often times we set our goals, thinking about what we want but, we do not think about the conflicts those wants may present in our lives.  Think through whether there are aspects of your life or environment that do not support or that possibly contradict what you are trying to achieve?  If so, it is unlikely that you will achieve your goal!  This understanding should not be overlooked, despite it being a seemingly simple concept.  It is noteworthy because people have an uncanny ability to gloss over details and subtleties that do not fit the image of what they want.

Before you create your goals, consider all the things that are most important to you.  Do they support one another or can they co-exist?  A common example lies in a goal to “achieve more,” which requires taking on more responsibility.  This type of goal can create problems for people if they are also trying to have more balance in their life or spend more time with loved ones.  Neither desire is better or wrong. They will likely, however, compete for your time resource.

Preparing to create our goals can definitely help us achieve them!  So, before you set your goals, here are some steps to ensure you get where you want to go. 

1) Get clear about where you are heading and why. 
2) Identify all the things that are most important to you.
3) Set appropriate goals that do not conflict with other aspects of your life.
4) Stay focused, work diligently to achieve your desires, and bolster yourself as needed along the way.

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Wishing you and yours

                                 Happy Thanksgiving!!

ExecIntel Solutions Team 

Steps to Portray the Leader in You

October 2013               Executive Intelligent Blog

Do you ever wonder how some people seem to naturally be leaders while others struggle to convey any authority?  Conviction and passion are two important features that will boost the impact of your message.   Regardless of your personality and style, you too can present yourself more naturally and effectively as a leader.  To begin with, exercise how you express your passion and your conviction..

In addition, while in conversation, successful leaders portray that they are interested in the discussion and the people around them. They listen closely and convey genuine interest through eye contact, facial, and body gestures.  They are real, everyday people, not larger-than-life, overly focused on themselves, or pompous. Still, they have developed their voice and their presence.

Here are 5 steps that everyone can do to present themselves as a leader.

  1. Identify what you are passionate about.
  2. Relax and become comfortable with your passions.
  3. Give interactions your undivided attention.
  4. Express yourself and listen deeply. 
  5. Focus on the mission or cause of your passions, not yourself.

If you would like to cultivate your voice and your presence, look into our forthcoming informal class Finding the Leader in You: Develop Your Presence and Voice to participate in a hands on mini-course and develop your leadership presence. 

Wishing you a happy and influential Fall!
ExecIntel Solutions Team