Written by Ryan Warren
Prepared by Ryan Warren @ryanwarren
When I’m talking with a leader, one thing that is always communicated be that directly or indirectly, is the rules they adhere to. We all have them. One of my mentors even took it so far as to write a book titled The Three Rules by Michael Raynor. Worth mentioning that for him, the third rule is that “there are not other rules.”
I’d like to propose that the “rules” we each adhere to as leaders communicate our value for personal responsibility.
Responsibility Rule: 95% = 0%
Ever heard of the 95%=0% Rule when it comes to accountability and responsibility? It’s simple and quite powerful.
If a leader only accepts 95% responsibility in a situation under their area of influence, they really are accepting 0% of it. There are not partial claims, no halfway ownership when it comes to healthy leadership.
Leaders who have an ownership mentality show up and do so with the...
Prepared by Ryan Warren @ryanwarren
Eight letters that, together, create one powerful word.
People meet together. They talk together. They travel together. They work to solve problems together. They live together. People are endlessly invited into the experience of togetherness.
Over 7,500,000,000 people on the planet and you are in relationships with a select number of them. And yet, as human beings across the globe, we are all in a very real sense, together.
Why Togetherness Matters for Leaders
As leaders, we truly are better - together. Perhaps, as time goes on, genuinely making heart-to-heart connections with others is only increasing in difficulty. Even with the broad range of electronic tools, apps, and screen-related avenues to “talk” with people, connecting can elude us.
This is a reality, but it’s not one we as leaders should accept as a mandate to be fearful of innovational challenges and lessen the value of...
It’s tangible. For leaders, that new opportunity, new venture, the new solution might as well be things we can taste and feel. Breakthrough so close you can smell it. It’s as though an invitation to explore new territory hits your inbox and you know, deep down, that it’s “go time.”
You put on your executive pioneering outfit complete with your explorer attitude, and so the adventure begins. As this mindset continues to develop and spread and strengthen your leadership, there are questions that await your response:
"Is exploring new territory, new relationships, new markets a solo act? Or, is claiming that new uncharted space a process that is better done together?"
If you are familiar with the Canadian entertainment company Cirque du Soleil (translated French: Circus of the Sun), then you are aware of their brilliant ability to take what is dreamed and conceptualize it on stage. Their...
Prepared by Ryan Warren, Chief Relationship Officer
Which Stage of Winning Are We In: Ahead, Behind, or Tied?
Name any business. Any team. Any partnership. At any given moment someone within those communities will be up and progressing, and someone else will be down and challenged. How do you measure teams when they have both situations? Are teams celebrating successes when they happen? Are they also sticking by (and not sticking it to ) the person on their team that may have gotten into a slump?
At The Winning Network, we are attracted to every scoreline. What do we mean by that? It’s our ever-increasing mentality that whether someone is ahead and winning, feels like they are behind and playing catch up, or everything is on the line and the “score” is tied in their life - we want to see to it that you win.
We are not intimidated by any odds. We simply and stubbornly choose to believe that a way will open. A relationship will emerge. A resource will enter. We see...