Next Monday Blog

Stories and snippets on developing leadership skills

Next Monday’s blog is intended to share authentic stories about developing leadership skills and being the best version of you through personal and professional growth.

Finding Your Courage

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Sep 26, 2018

Have you ever thought about the essential ingredient for growth? It’s the one thing you absolutely must have if you want to increase your ability to get better in any area. And yet it’s often the hardest thing for a person seeking growth to find.

SUMMIT SPOTLIGHT: Cathy Juilfs

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Sep 20, 2018

AIS Planning, President/Owner

 2018 Women Of Influence Summit Option B Speaker

Five Tips For Better Listening

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Aug 30, 2018

Over the years I have come to the conclusion that every person—no matter their profession or age—can benefit from being a better listener. Here are five tips that can help you listen effectively:

 

Seeking Accountability & Connection? Join a Peer Group

SUMMIT SPOTLIGHT: BERNIE PERRYMAN

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Aug 28, 2018

Batteries Plus Bulbs, CEO/Business Owner

 2018 Women Of Influence Summit Option B Speaker

SUMMIT SPOTLIGHT: JULIE FISK

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Aug 21, 2018

Three Threads LLC, Author/Business Owner

 2018 Women Of Influence Summit Option B Speaker

Journal To Reach Your Goals

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Jul 25, 2018

Making changes in life is not about one off actions. It is about forming new habits which serve you better and help you get to where you need to go. If you are going to make important changes, you need to be able to measure and keep track of your progress which makes journaling a powerful tool for achieving your goals.

Keeping a journal can help you reach your goals because…

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5 Principles great leaders believe in

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Jun 26, 2018

Great leadership can be a difficult thing to understand. We certainly know a good leader when we’re working for one (or not working for one for that matter), but it's difficult to explain the specific actions that make a good leader so effective. Great leadership is dynamic. It changes us for the better, because a good leader helps us see the best for ourselves because ultimately they believe in us.  

The only certainty is a leader’s actions are driven by their principles. It’s through a leader’s actions that the essence of great leadership becomes apparent. Great leaders inspire trust and admiration through their actions, not just their words. They believe in their people, and this belief drives them to create an environment where people thrive. So let’s explore some of the driving principles that set great leaders apart.

Ten books for personal growth

Posted by: Michelle Pape on May 14, 2018

The road to self-improvement is long and not always forward. As such, entrepreneurs and professionals are regularly seeking better ways to interact with others or to understand what motivates people, all while trying to improve themselves and their business.

There are a lot of books on self-development, some focused purely on business-related matters, while others look more toward emotional or spiritual growth. To help narrow the list, here are ten recommendations from the Next Monday network:

Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy

Posted by: Michelle Pape on Apr 19, 2018

You’ve set your goals. You know what you want. You know what you need to do.

But you’re stuck.

Maybe you’re making excuses, procrastinating or feeling apathetic. Maybe you’re settling for less or convincing yourself of inadequacy. Or maybe you’re hiding because doubt, fear and worry have left you paralyzed by stress. Whatever it is, you’re doing the exact opposite of what you set out to do. You are sabotaging your own success.

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IT'S TIME TO TAKE ACTION

Posted by: Nichole Winter on Apr 2, 2018

I recently wrote on the topic of goals verses standards. How are you doing? It’s entirely possible the fizzle of excitement has faded. And, it’s completely normal. Achieving your goals and standards takes time, dedication, and discipline. Let’s bring back that excitement and get your goals to the forefront.

 

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