Aligning Goals for Success

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In my last article, I discussed SMARTer goals; this week our topic is aligning goals for success. Aligning goals is a balancing act Aligning goals also requires paying attention. I use a triangle-shaped Productivity Process tool to guide alignment of every goal, being true to my life mission and purpose. At the base of the triangle, my personal purpose is … Read More

Kindness Is Always in Season

Shelley BaurBehavior, Communicating, Integrity, Kindness, Relationships, Values

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Regardless of any other affiliation, people of good will surely agree on one thing: Kindness transcends “difference.” Kindness demonstrates respect. Kindness shows consideration for others. In almost every circumstance I can imagine, kindness is akin to humility. At this time of year, carolers sing ‘tis the season to be jolly. But I posit ’tis always the season to be kind. … Read More

What Is Living On Purpose?

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Living on Purpose is an intentional choice to move toward achieving goals, based on your personal life mission and purpose, in alignment with your values and daily activities. Recently, I facilitated a half-day of honest introspection, where learners’ discovery was deepened with fresh definitions of communicating honestly, clarifying values, and learning how to live a balanced life. How? First, we … Read More

Greatest Joys, Fears in Relationship

Shelley BaurBehavior, Communicating, Integrity, Living on Purpose, Values

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Psychologists say that human are driven by two motivators: gaining pleasure and avoiding pain.  In my last article, we looked at identifying what you value most in a particular relationship – the things that we most want to be present in the relationship. Understanding Greatest Fears It’s just as informative to flip the coin and ask, “What do I most … Read More

What Do You Value Most?

Shelley BaurCommunicating, Integrity, Living on Purpose, Values

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Have you ever been asked, “What do you value most?”  Have you re-visited that question lately? Recently I was privileged to work with a small group of talented business owners who wanted a sample of my two-day seminar, Living on Purpose.  “What do you value most?” resonated deeply with each of them.  Watch the facilitated session here: Values Clarification Video … Read More

Leadership Memphis: Catalyst for Change

Shelley BaurDiversity & Inclusion, Integrity, Relationships

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Centuries before I met Dr. Bettye J. Alston in Leadership Memphis (class of ’91), Heraclitus is credited with saying, “The only thing constant is change.” Meeting Bettye Alston was life-changing…for all the years we knew one another. I am white, she was black. She was 12 years older than I was. She grew up in poverty, educated as a nurse, … Read More

Business Growth Booming With BNI

Shelley BaurBNI: Business Network International, Business, Integrity, Sales

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Greater Memphis BNI: Business Network International had a record year, referring over $1.6 million in business among our 37 members. The surge in chapter growth began under the leadership of past president David Grigsby, co-owner of MidSouth Orthopaedic Rehab, along with his leadership team of business growth strategists. What is BNI? How Does it Stimulate Business Growth? Yesterday I met … Read More

BNI and Integrity-Based Communications

Shelley BaurBNI: Business Network International, Business, Communicating, Goals, Integrity, Sales, Success, Values

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How can you squeeze your business, life and leadership philosophy into a 10-minutes presentation?  In a phrase: regular practice and feedback. Every business day, BNI: Business Network International challenges members throughout the world to state succinctly who they are, what markets they serve, what problems they solve, and how to best refer business to them. Recently, I compressed my life, … Read More

Know How To Take Risks In Communicating?

Shelley BaurBehavior, Communicating, Integrity, Taking Risks

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Having talked about the theory, method and behaviors of Integrity-Based Communications in a recent post, let’s apply the model specifically to various applications that require negotiating. As it relates to behavior I want others to demonstrate, first I must be willing to demonstrate that behavior personally. Including how to take risks, personally. How to Take Risks in Communicating For instance, … Read More

What Is Honesty, Really?

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Are you among the people who has asked the question, “What is honesty?”  About 246,000 people in the U.S. ask that question every month, according to Google. More specifically, these professionals were talking about communicating with honesty, authenticity, and accountability…all of which comprise integrity. What Is Honesty? Communicating Authentically I share Bob Berg’s theory that people want to be in … Read More