Monday, March 16, 2015
In a world that says you have to provide more choices, create more products, run hundreds of plays and be everything to everyone if you want to be successful, there is something very powerful about simplicity, clarity and leading with your strengths.
There are a million things you can choose to do each day. There are many of the latest and greatest fads that you can partake in. You possess many weaknesses that you can choose to focus on. But I want you to know that you and your team will be at your best when you develop and lead with your strengths.
Everyone including Green Bay's competition knew the Power Sweep was coming and yet they still couldn't stop it. Coach Lombardi and his team developed a strength that became an unstoppable force of positive momentum and so will you when you identify, develop and lead with your strengths.
What are your strengths? What do you do best? What are your best selling products?
Where can you be the strongest? What do you want to become known for?
Once you know the answers to these questions then you'll want to spend your time, energy, focus, practice and effort simplifying, mastering the fundamentals, developing your strengths and creating a culture of execution.
The more time you spend developing and leading with your strengths the more you will become known for them. The stronger your strengths become the greater impact you will have.
The world doesn't need another average business. The world doesn't need an average you. The world needs your BEST YOU. And when you lead with your strengths you can share YOUR BEST with the world.
From Jon Gordon's website (author of The Energy Bus, 2007)
Posted by Iowa Valley PD at 11:21 AM
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Tom Wilson, Athletic Director at Dowling Catholic High School, was our speaker on January 19, 2015 during our shared Professional Development day with English Valleys CSD. He gave a very inspirng speech and told us that "the job you have now is incredibly important". We can have a great impact on our kids. Parents put their faith and pride in us as educators; and communication in a small Iowa town can make so many differences in so many lives.
Posted by Iowa Valley PD at 8:31 AM