Reflections on Leadership

Reflections on Leadership

www.karlbimshasconsulting.com
Leadership advisor, writer, and no BS accountability partner, Karl Bimshas, shares quick reflections on leadership, and interviews other busy professionals, to challenge your perspective, provide inspiration, and give insights to help you manage better and lead well.


What Role Will You Play?
Jun 24 • 6 min
Every once in a while, a set of events line up and become a catalyst for change. Some of us are blindsided and harshly jostled into reality, and some of us willfully stay blind, refusing to believe the game board has shifted, and that there are new rules…
Yes, I am a leader
Jun 15 • 10 min
The world is changing. That’s always true, but 2020 has amplified the sentiment. Not everyone wants the changes, nor is everyone prepared. That’s irrelevant. The change is happening. Whether positive or negative, progressive or regressive, peaceful or…
Teri Wilder: Leadership in Unusual Times
Jun 3 • 23 min
Teri Wilder is embracing technology to get through these unusual times. Stronger than you think, this Singer/Songwriter/Sound Healer/Reiki Master/ and Medical Intuitive Student continues to find optimism and joy. Teri’s Website: www.TeriWilder.com Teri’s…
Chris Hallisey: Leadership in Unusual Times
May 27 • 23 min
Chris Hallisey, the ever-thoughtful owner and lead designer of Balboa Design Group, is our guest. We touch on how he has adjusted to working from home, self-care through meditation, and how he’s beginning to recognize himself as a leader. Balboa Design…
Positively Combat the Challenges
May 26 • 4 min
We do not need better worriers, whiners, blamers, or complainers. Many already excel in those endeavors. What is required is better leadership. Commit to emerging from this crisis better than you entered it, and help others along the way. *** At Karl…
After Action Review
May 17 • 5 min
The “Strengthen Your Leadership Series” is a companion to the free email course bit.ly/STRENGTHENYOURLEADERSHIP The world needs stronger leadership. Strengthen Your Leadership so that you can lead yourself, your team, organization, or business through…
Drafting Your Leadership Point of View
May 16 • 3 min
The “Strengthen Your Leadership Series” is a companion to the free email course bit.ly/STRENGTHENYOURLEADERSHIP The world needs stronger leadership. Strengthen Your Leadership so that you can lead yourself, your team, organization, or business through…
User Guide
May 16 • 4 min
The “Strengthen Your Leadership Series” is a companion to the free email course bit.ly/STRENGTHENYOURLEADERSHIP The world needs stronger leadership. Strengthen Your Leadership so that you can lead yourself, your team, organization, or business through…
Leadership Agenda
May 15 • 4 min
The “Strengthen Your Leadership Series” is a companion to the free email course bit.ly/STRENGTHENYOURLEADERSHIP The world needs stronger leadership. Strengthen Your Leadership so that you can lead yourself, your team, organization, or business through…
GOSEPA
May 14 • 2 min
The “Strengthen Your Leadership Series” is a companion to the free email course bit.ly/STRENGTHENYOURLEADERSHIP The world needs stronger leadership. Strengthen Your Leadership so that you can lead yourself, your team, organization, or business through…
Just the Facts
May 13 • 3 min
The “Strengthen Your Leadership Series” is a companion to the free email course bit.ly/STRENGTHENYOURLEADERSHIP The world needs stronger leadership. Strengthen Your Leadership so that you can lead yourself, your team, organization, or business through…
Leadership Scorecard and Model
May 11 • 3 min
The “Strengthen Your Leadership Series” is a companion to the free email course bit.ly/STRENGTHENYOURLEADERSHIP The world needs stronger leadership. Strengthen Your Leadership so that you can lead yourself, your team, organization, or business through…
Leadership Competency Model
May 11 • 3 min
The “Strengthen Your Leadership Series” is a companion to the free email course bit.ly/STRENGTHENYOURLEADERSHIP The world needs stronger leadership. Strengthen Your Leadership so that you can lead yourself, your team, organization, or business through…
Courage and Moral Leadership
May 9 • 4 min
The “Strengthen Your Leadership Series” is a companion to the free email course bit.ly/STRENGTHENYOURLEADERSHIP The world needs stronger leadership. Strengthen Your Leadership so that you can lead yourself, your team, organization, or business through…
Leadership Strategy or Whim?
May 8 • 3 min
The “Strengthen Your Leadership Series” is a companion to the free email course bit.ly/STRENGTHENYOURLEADERSHIP The world needs stronger leadership. Strengthen Your Leadership so that you can lead yourself, your team, organization, or business through…
Goal Inspection
May 7 • 3 min
The “Strengthen Your Leadership Series” is a companion to the free email course bit.ly/STRENGTHENYOURLEADERSHIP The world needs stronger leadership. Strengthen Your Leadership so that you can lead yourself, your team, organization, or business through…
Leadership Action and Personal Development Plan
May 6 • 3 min
The “Strengthen Your Leadership Series” is a companion to the free email course bit.ly/STRENGTHENYOURLEADERSHIP The world needs stronger leadership. Strengthen Your Leadership so that you can lead yourself, your team, organization, or business through…
Goal Matrix
May 5 • 5 min
The “Strengthen Your Leadership Series” is a companion to the free email course bit.ly/STRENGTHENYOURLEADERSHIP The world needs stronger leadership. Strengthen Your Leadership so that you can lead yourself, your team, tribe, organization, or business…
Got Alignment?
May 4 • 5 min
The “Strengthen Your Leadership Series” is a companion to the free email course that Karl Bimshas Consulting offers. Sign up for it by going to bit.ly/STRENGTHENYOURLEADERSHIP The world needs stronger leadership. Strengthen Your Leadership so that you can…
Development of Leadership
May 3 • 3 min
“Strengthen Your Leadership Series.” This set of episodes is a companion to the free email course that Karl Bimshas Consulting offers. You can sign up for it by going to bit.ly/STRENGTHENYOURLEADERSHIP Strengthen Your Leadership so that you can lead…
Leadership or Management Potential?
May 2 • 3 min
“Strengthen Your Leadership Series.” This set of episodes is a companion to the free email course that Karl Bimshas Consulting offers. You can sign up for it by going to bit.ly/STRENGTHENYOURLEADERSHIP Strengthen Your Leadership so that you can lead…
What Kind of Leader Are You?
May 1 • 3 min
“Strengthen Your Leadership Series.” This set of episodes is a companion to the free email course that Karl Bimshas Consulting offers. You can sign up for it by going to bit.ly/STRENGTHENYOURLEADERSHIP Strengthen Your Leadership so that you can lead…
Four Threats and Where to Put Your Focus
Apr 28 • 6 min
Leading in Unusual Times Question: “As a leader, where do I put my focus right now?” As a leader, I think over the next 18 to 24 months, realistically, in my opinion, there are four areas you should be putting your attention on because there are four…
Routine and Serendipity
Apr 23 • 3 min
Leading in Unusual Times Q: How do I cope while being under quarantine? A: I think there are two things you’ve got to put into your life that might be missing. Routine and Serendipity. *** At Karl Bimshas Consulting, our vision is to create environments…
The Change Cycle
Apr 14 • 4 min
The Change Cycle Identify which stage you’re in and then take action to move on to the next one. Stage 1 is Loss to Safety Stage 2 is Doubt to Reality Stage 3 is Discomfort to Motivation The Danger Zone represents the pivotal place where you make a choice…
Leading in Unusual Times: Q&A April 2, 2020
Apr 5 • 10 min
In this episode, Leadership Advisor, Writer, and Podcast Host, Karl Bimshas answers five leadership questions during these unusual times. Q1: How do you help employees embrace new practices? Q2: How do you inspire creativity and problem-solving? Q3: How…
Leader’s Guide to Change
Mar 18 • 4 min
Like it or not, well-planned or unplanned, your business is going to go through some rapid change. As a leader in your organization, you have the obligation and opportunity to be forthright and tell people what to expect. Knowing what the change is, helps…
Troll or Leader?
Feb 24 • 4 min
Before you post something online from behind the safety of your keyboard, ask yourself if your contribution is educating, entertaining, or otherwise enlightening people, or if you are acting like a troll. Ways to Get off the Keyboard Form a nonprofit…
The Best Year of Your Life and Other B.S.
Jan 14 • 10 min
Here’s a way to transform your wishes into work. Write down your wish. How long have you had this wish? Imagine what you want and work it into being. Have faith in your talents and abilities. List 3-5 ideas on how you can work what you want into being.…
What’s Your Theme?
Jan 4 • 3 min
If you’re still not sure of your purpose or how to best contribute your time treasure or talents to 2020, I recommend taking a deep breath and giving yourself a break. You don’t have to succumb to the pressures of unrealistic resolutions or big goals you…
2019 Top Five Episodes
Dec 29, 2019 • 11 min
Here we are at the close of another year. Was it everything you expected? More, or less? You know by now, you can’t simply wish things into being. You have to WORK things into being. The Reflections on Leadership podcast’s aim is to challenge your…
Leadership Advent: Part Four
Dec 23, 2019 • 3 min
When you reflect on each of the questions in this final installment and then take action, you’re going to be a better leader than you are right now. Period. 19. How could you reward the efforts of others? 20. How could you provide valuable continuous…
Leadership Advent: Part Three
Dec 17, 2019 • 3 min
If you reflect on each of these questions and then take action, you’re going to be a better leader than you are right now. Here are the next six questions in the series. 13. How could you better embrace and manage change? 14. How could you ensure you…
Leadership Advent: Part Two
Dec 9, 2019 • 2 min
If you reflect on each of these questions and then take action, you’re going to be a better leader than you are right now. Here are the next six questions. 7. How could you measure performance better? 8. How could you inspire greater creativity? 9. How…
Leadership Advent: Part One
Dec 5, 2019 • 3 min
If you reflect on each of these questions and then take action, you’re going to be a better leader than you are right now. How could you be kinder and more approachable to others? How could you make better decisions? How could you take initiative more…
30 of #30Perspectives: Make Something Better
Nov 30, 2019 • 3 min
Every day, somehow, make something better. What is something you have made better today? *** About #30 Perspectives and Reflections on Leadership: Welcome to the Reflections on Leadership podcast, and our new series, #30Perspectives, where over 30 days, I…
29 of #30Perspectives: Aim Higher
Nov 29, 2019 • 1 min
Snails and flounders stay at the bottom. Do you want to be associated with snails and flounders? Aim higher! Where can you start, and where do you want to finish? *** About #30 Perspectives and Reflections on Leadership: Welcome to the Reflections on…
28 of #30Perspectives: Make Time
Nov 28, 2019 • 1 min
Life is full of priorities. A life well-lived makes time for the things one treasures. What do you need to start making more time for? *** About #30 Perspectives and Reflections on Leadership: Welcome to the Reflections on Leadership podcast, and our new…
27 of #30Perspectives: What’s Your Book About?
Nov 27, 2019 • 2 min
Each life is a series of unfolding stories with characters, conflicts, unpredictable plot points, beginnings, middles, and ends. If your life were like a book or a movie and someone asked you, “What’s it about?” what would you reply? *** About #30…
26 of #30Perspectives: Let it Go
Nov 26, 2019 • 1 min
Often, we search for something that’s missing when what we really need to do is let something go. What can you let go of today? *** About #30 Perspectives and Reflections on Leadership: Welcome to the Reflections on Leadership podcast, and our new series,…
25 of #30Perspectives: You See What You Focus On
Nov 25, 2019 • 1 min
The depth or breadth of your vision is irrelevant. Your microscope and telescope both require focus to be of any use. In other words, what you focus on is what you see; good or bad, true or false, fact, or fiction. What did you see today? *** About #30…
24 of #30Perspectives: Find What’s Right
Nov 24, 2019 • 2 min
Things often go wrong. So what? Have a “Find What’s Right Day.” Spend the day looking for everything that’s going right. You’ll be amazed. *** About #30 Perspectives and Reflections on Leadership: Welcome to the Reflections on Leadership podcast, and our…
23 of #30Perspectives: Your Aspirations
Nov 23, 2019 • 1 min
Stop doubting your aspirations. Others may not support you — no matter — the aspirations are yours, not theirs. What are your biggest aspirations? *** About #30 Perspectives and Reflections on Leadership: Welcome to the Reflections on Leadership podcast,…
22 of #30Perspectives: Ask
Nov 22, 2019 • 0 min
22 of #30Perspectives: Ask Whenever you’re at a loss for words, ask a question. What questions will you ask today? *** About #30 Perspectives and Reflections on Leadership: Welcome to the Reflections on Leadership podcast, and our new series,…
21 of #30Perspectives: Your Why
Nov 21, 2019 • 2 min
21 of #30Perspectives: Your Why Know your why. When you know why you have to do what you do, like-minded people will follow you and help you along. What’s your why? *** About #30 Perspectives and Reflections on Leadership: Welcome to the Reflections on…
20 of #30Perspectives: Forgiveness
Nov 20, 2019 • 1 min
Most pencils are equipped with a device that enables forgiveness. Are you? When an apology has the word “if” in it, you’re not really sorry. Remorseful people “know.” Do you need to forgive someone who has hurt you? Write out your feelings on a piece of…
19 of #30Perspectives: Feed Your Soul, Not Your Ego
Nov 19, 2019 • 1 min
It’s more productive to feed your soul than your ego. Find a place in your world where you can simultaneously feel insignificant next to nature yet awe-inspired by society’s potential. Where did you go, and how did you feel? *** About #30 Perspectives and…
18 of #30Perspectives: Okay, Now What?
Nov 18, 2019 • 2 min
Let’s pretend you’re right, and everything that’s wrong in your world is someone else’s fault. You’ve exhausted all your blame and responsibility. Now what? What’s your very next actionable step? *** About #30 Perspectives and Reflections on Leadership:…
17 of #30Perspectives: Most things ARE Possible
Nov 17, 2019 • 0 min
Most things are possible. The biggest obstacle is often a belief to the contrary. What limiting belief do you need to change? *** About #30 Perspectives and Reflections on Leadership: Welcome to the Reflections on Leadership podcast, and our new series,…
16 of #30Perspectives: Make a Positive Difference
Nov 16, 2019 • 1 min
We can’t always define what seemingly insignificant actions will make a difference in another’s life and which ones won’t, but that doesn’t mean we should stop. Realism may tell us there’s nothing we can do to affect change. But, realism, coupled with…
15 of #30Perspectives: Diverse Questions Make You Better
Nov 15, 2019 • 2 min
Diverse friends are valuable in that they will ask you diverse questions to help uncover your real goals and aspirations. However, be mindful of where you get your advice. A colonial period blacksmith, though historic and charming, probably won’t provide…
14 of #30Perspectives: Give Compliments
Nov 14, 2019 • 0 min
What is the best compliment you have ever received? It felt nice, right? How many compliments have you given lately? Give ten or more genuine compliments today. *** About #30 Perspectives and Reflections on Leadership: Welcome to the Reflections on…
13 of #30Perspectives: Creating or Reacting?
Nov 13, 2019 • 0 min
Creating and Reacting use the same letters and how you arrange them when faced with a problem speaks volumes. Will you create or react? Describe your reaction to a current problem. What will you create to address and resolve this problem? *** About #30…
12 of #30Perspectives: How Much? By When?
Nov 12, 2019 • 2 min
Any goal can be measured. If a goal can’t be measured, it’s probably a wish. How do you know you’ve achieved a goal if you can’t measure it? Two questions will keep you moving in the right direction; “How much?” and “By when?” What two measurements will…
11 of #30Perspectives: Goals Have Deadlines
Nov 11, 2019 • 0 min
Goals inherently have deadlines, and that’s what makes them stand out from wishes. Deadlines are not arbitrary — they quicken your pace and force you to focus on accomplishments. List three of your important goals and their deadline. *** About #30…
10 of #30Perspectives: What CAN You Do?
Nov 10, 2019 • 0 min
Those who use the word “can’t” often lack imagination; those who ignore it often create magic. What can you do today? What do you choose to do? *** About #30 Perspectives and Reflections on Leadership: Welcome to the Reflections on Leadership podcast, and…
9 of #30Perspectives: Be Comfortable Failing
Nov 9, 2019 • 2 min
Be comfortable failing. It shows you have high self-esteem. Learn from your mistakes and move on without dwelling. What did you recently fail at, and what did you learn? *** About #30 Perspectives and Reflections on Leadership: Welcome to the Reflections…
8 of #30Perspectives: When to Act
Nov 8, 2019 • 1 min
The best time to act is when the thought first strikes you because a better time does not exist. What’s the most important thing you have to do today? *** About #30 Perspectives and Reflections on Leadership: Welcome to the Reflections on Leadership…
7 of #30Perspectives: Accept feedback as a gift
Nov 7, 2019 • 1 min
Accept feedback as a gift. What you do with the gift is your choice. Acting defensive or elated is entirely up to you. Graciously accept feedback the same way you receive an ugly sweater; regardless of how you feel, you still smile at Auntie and say thank…
6 of #30Perspectives: Avoid Negativity
Nov 6, 2019 • 2 min
Success moves in the opposite direction of negativity. What three things have you been most negative about recently, and how will you change your attitude about them? *** About #30 Perspectives and Reflections on Leadership: Welcome to the Reflections on…
5 of #30Perspectives: What can you shake up today?
Nov 5, 2019 • 3 min
Anyone who has poured salad dressing from a bottle knows that a little shakeup improves things considerably. If you find you don’t have the right ingredients to add seasoning, stir the pot instead. What can you shake up today to release more flavor into…
4 of #30Perspectives: Write Down What’s Important
Nov 4, 2019 • 1 min
An idea and a simple pen are powerful enough tools to raise the aspirations, faiths, and movement of entire nations. Writing down what’s most important to you makes all the random rejections you receive from others along the way seem rather measly. What…
3 of #30Perspectives: Look for Good Things Today
Nov 3, 2019 • 2 min
We almost always find what we’re looking for. The problem is, we only see it when we’re looking for something else, so we tend to ignore it. Look for good things today and see what else you notice. *** About #30 Perspectives and Reflections on Leadership:…
2 of #30Perspectives: Do You Need Permission to Make-believe?
Nov 2, 2019 • 1 min
When you were a child, did you ask permission to make-believe? Give yourself permission once again - it may help you rediscover yourself. We should spend less time dwelling on who we’ll be one day, and more time embracing who we are right now! What if you…
1 of #30Perspectives: Make Your Decisions Faster
Nov 1, 2019 • 1 min
Want a more exciting life? Make your decisions faster. But be careful. Making decisions before you know your objective is like throwing ingredients into a bowl, then determining what you want to eat. That’s the wrong order. Pick the life you want to live…
Teaser for New Series #30Perspectives
Nov 1, 2019 • 1 min
Are you getting what you dream about, or is it time to examine where you are and where you’re headed? People talk themselves out of their dreams way too easily. Naturally, that hurts, so many of them self-medicate to find relief. What do you think would…
Control Freaks and Trust
Oct 29, 2019 • 10 min
Another freestyle edition. In this one, I ask you to consider your inner control freak, question what you’re afraid of, and challenge you to let those you lead take the opportunity to soar. *** About Reflections on Leadership: Leadership advisor, writer,…
Spend Time With Your Team
Oct 22, 2019 • 7 min
Went freestyle on this one. No script. I encourage you to reduce your amount of dictating what you need and start listening to the people who are helping you achieve your goals better. Find out what’s important to members of your team. Spend time with…
Thrive Now
Oct 16, 2019 • 4 min
No matter how thoroughly you planned, you don’t know what tomorrow is going to bring. Every hurdle you’ve cleared to this point makes you stronger and wiser to deal with the others standing between you and where you want to go. No one said your route was…
Obsessions and Addictions
Oct 8, 2019 • 2 min
Pick your obsessions and addictions carefully and deliberately, or one will be assigned to you. Success and failure have similar traits. The unglamorous, seemingly insignificant thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and choices that you make every day predict…
Shame and Empathy
Oct 4, 2019 • 3 min
Shame holds you back. Empathy pulls you forward. Look, the past is in the past. Maybe you made bad decisions. Maybe you found yourself paying the price for someone else’s poor judgment. Maybe you were preyed upon, taken advantage of, or maybe…
Permission to Lead
Sep 25, 2019 • 5 min
You don’t need permission to lead. You need a purpose. Don’t wait to be anointed or appointed by someone else — lead from where you are, today. Do not lead solely for money, or fame, grandeur, or power. Lead for those who need you in the darker hours.…
Oscillate. Don’t Vacillate.
Sep 24, 2019 • 4 min
It’s okay to oscillate in your life and with your leadership. In fact, I’d encourage you to do so. Regularly scan your surroundings and your interests, back and forth; taking note of changes in the landscape, people’s beliefs, and your opinion. This…
What if You Were Curious Instead of Offended?
Sep 23, 2019 • 4 min
What if you suspended your outrage and replaced it with a thirst for knowledge? Are you humble enough to say, “You haven’t convinced me yet, tell me more.” Could you ask questions like, “What makes you think that,” or, “how did you arrive at that…
Low Expectations
Sep 20, 2019 • 3 min
Never want to be disappointed? Have low expectations. You exert minimal effort and plod through life. You don’t expect much; you don’t get much. It’s a cynical philosophy way too many people adopt because it’s easier. It’s also crappy advice lousy leaders…
Defense Against the Dark Arts of Lousy Leadership: Verbal Attacks
Sep 19, 2019 • 5 min
As an effective leader, you put yourself out there. You take the heat that others throw your way because you know it comes with the territory. It’s inevitable, as a leader, you will receive criticism. Never allow that reality to keep you from leading…
Measuring Success
Sep 17, 2019 • 4 min
If your organization doesn’t have a plan to dig deeper and also measure meaningful results; like how many lives it will make better, jobs it will create, communities it will strengthen, or families it will serve, you may want to review your vision,…
Change It Up
Sep 16, 2019 • 3 min
Are you in a rut, feeling stuck or aimless? Then you probably need to do the opposite of what you’ve been doing. Prepare and practice by doing the opposite of what you normally do for a series of small, seemingly insignificant things each day. *** About…
Leadership Spotlight: Rachel Larraine Crawford
Aug 26, 2019 • 13 min
In this episode, Rachel Larraine Crawford. Rachel is an Interior Designer who specializes in creating environments where people thrive, physically, and spiritually. In our conversation, Rachel shares her thoughts on leading by taking action, how…
Leadership Spotlight: Todd Cazin
Aug 14, 2019 • 19 min
In this episode, entrepreneur, Todd Cazin, owner and founder of Consolidated Concepts, Your Total Print Resource. Todd is also Vice President of the San Diego Equality Business Association board of directors, and he’s been dipping into the culinary world.…
Intention Planning for Busy Professionals
Jul 31, 2019 • 5 min
A quick one on the fly today. To move forward on your “intentions” always drive for actions, decisions, communications, or completions as well as these seven other considerations: What do you want to achieve? What big difference will it make? What does…
Management C.R.A.P.
Jul 22, 2019 • 3 min
We all know that 50-65% of managers don’t give a crap. They don’t care about their direct reports, the organization that pays them, and they don’t particularly care about their leader. Now, if you’re a jackhole like them, maybe you don’t care either. But…
Two Steps to Add Meaning to Your Work
Jul 17, 2019 • 4 min
Busy professionals often feel anxious because far too many are not acting on purpose, or their values do not align with the organization. When you know your purpose and values, decision-making becomes easier because you have an automatic filter you can…
Code of Conduct and Seven Simple Truths
Jul 17, 2019 • 5 min
Your business might have a code of conduct, but do you? Busy professionals should have a personal compass to follow. It doesn’t need to be something as grand as a manifesto, though, you should spend time creating one for yourself because it is important…
Use S.P.I.C.E.
Jul 15, 2019 • 3 min
Here are five criteria you can use to filter the worthiness of your ideas. Use a numeric scale, 0-4 for example, to rate the low and high probability of each element for every project you are considering. Speed Profitable Impact Client-focused Ease ***…
Turn Wishes into a Great Goal
Jul 14, 2019 • 8 min
People still confuse a list of wishes with goals. Goals should give you vision and direction so you can create an actionable plan toward achieving them. How would you like to turn your wishes into a great goal? Here’s a simple five step worksheet to help…
Change a Piece of the World
Jul 13, 2019 • 5 min
It doesn’t take as much to change the world as you might think. Anytime you interact with others, it’s impossible not to have any influence on them in some way. About Reflections on Leadership: Leadership advisor, writer, and no BS accountability partner,…
Leadership and The Three Legged Stool
Jul 12, 2019 • 2 min
It doesn’t matter what you’re leading; there are three areas you want to strike a balance. Customer Satisfaction, Employee Satisfaction, and Profitable Revenue Growth. In which of these areas do you feel you could make the greatest positive impact? About…
7 Steps to Build a Great Personal Plan
Jul 12, 2019 • 13 min
7 Steps to Build a Great Personal Plan Consider this a busy professional’s checklist for success. You probably do a good job making plans in your worklife, but what about everywhere else? Karl Bimshas gives a brief overview of the seven critical steps…
Leadership Spotlight: Philip Tanzilo
Jul 10, 2019 • 18 min
In this episode, Phillip Tanzilo, owner of Transformational Learning and Leadership Strategies. He is a Performance Consultant, Coach, and Speaker with international clients in a variety of fields. In our conversation, Phillip shares his thoughts on…
Know Your Purpose and Values
Jul 9, 2019 • 3 min
Want to be a good business owner, executive, or friend? Know your purpose. Know your values and work on your purpose every day. Alllow them to guide you, inform your decisions, and inspire your life. About Reflections on Leadership: Leadership advisor,…
Never Lower Your Goal
Jul 8, 2019 • 2 min
How are you doing on your goals? Riding high; or don’t want to think about it until you’re back from vacation? Take a look at your targets for the year. What are you going to do if you’re off track? A lousy leader might suggest you re-evaluate your goals.…
Finding Passion Versus Bringing Passion
Jul 7, 2019 • 3 min
People get worked up about not being able to find their passion. They think that’s the first requirement, a job that you’re passionate about. If you have that, you know it’s a great and rare thing. However, that doesn’t have to be the goal. People are…
10 Questions to Help Busy Professionals Act on Purpose
Jul 6, 2019 • 11 min
10 Questions to Help Busy Professionals Act on Purpose A lot of seemingly successful people are feeling lost around saying they don’t know what their purpose is. Taken from a recent webinar, listen as Karl walks you through a self-assessment you can take…
Leadership Spotlight: Ruth McCallan
Jun 26, 2019 • 30 min
Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight.” In this episode, Ruth McCallan. Ruth is focused on recovering from an…
Leadership Spotlight: Kristina Au
Jun 19, 2019 • 16 min
Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight.” In this episode, Kristina Au, Director of Human Resources at a San…
Leadership Spotlight: Chris Hoffmann
Jun 12, 2019 • 26 min
Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight.” In this episode, Chris Hoffmann, CEO of Vet Training & Coaching, a…
Leadership Spotlight: Courtney Stuessel
Jun 4, 2019 • 16 min
Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight.” In this episode, Courtney Stuessel, HR Manager at Hard Rock Hotel San…
Leadership Spotlight: Chad Chartier
May 29, 2019 • 21 min
Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight.” In this episode, Chad Chartier, SFIDC, Chief Petty Officer in the…
Leadership Spotlight: Frank Marshall
May 22, 2019 • 19 min
Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight.” In this episode, Dr. Frank Marshall, Associate Professor of Management…
Leadership Spotlight: Abby Weiss
May 17, 2019 • 10 min
Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight.” In this episode, Abby Weiss, a speech therapist who works on Gender…
Build a User’s Guide for Yourself
May 8, 2019 • 3 min
You might think working with you is a dream. You’re in your head all day, so, you know your intentions and beliefs better than anyone else, and I am sure they all sound reasonable. The problem is; no one else is in there with you. Even your closest…
Leadership Spotlight: Linda Carter
May 2, 2019 • 11 min
Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight.” In this episode, Linda Carter, a busy professional who is working on…
What’s Your Life About?
Apr 29, 2019 • 3 min
What’s Your Life About? If your life were like a book or a movie and someone asked, “What’s it about?” What would you reply? *** Read the Reflections on Leadership blog here => bimshasconsulting.com/blog *** Join the “Reflections on Leadership” group page…
Leadership Spotlight: Tony Bianca
Apr 25, 2019 • 17 min
Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight” In this episode, Tony Bianca, an educator of many hats including the…
Burnt Out? Shape Up!
Apr 24, 2019 • 4 min
For those who still have fuel in the take and want to be helpful, but aren’t sure where to begin. List your ten best excuses List your strengths and weaknesses Pick five people to learn from Action Plan Recognition Plan *** Read the Reflections on…
Your Talent is a Terrible Thing to Waste
Apr 20, 2019 • 4 min
Your Talent is a Terrible Thing to Waste. As a high performer, you are a leader and an artist. Leaders and artists create a record of successes. They surround themselves with positive people who uplift them and challenge them to even greater levels of…
Leadership Spotlight: Sheila Netti
Apr 17, 2019 • 19 min
Leadership Advisor, Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey on the “Leadership Spotlight” In this episode, Sheila Netti, Founder of the Women’s Wealth Empowerment…
Take Action
Apr 15, 2019 • 2 min
Take Action: An overabundance of thinking tends to mean a scarcity of action. Take Action => Get a result => Review the result => Adjust something. Recycle. *** Read the Reflections on Leadership blog here => bimshasconsulting.com/blog *** Join the…
Feel Better Fast
Apr 15, 2019 • 2 min
Feel Better Fast: Feeling blah and want to feel better fast? Assess a set of regular positive actions and then think about how to maintain or improve them. *** Download the Feel Better Fast Worksheet *** Read the Reflections on Leadership blog here =>…
Dismantle Dismay
Apr 14, 2019 • 5 min
Let’s face it. Sometimes things stink. They just do. If you let the little things in life start to bring you down, you’ll have no resistance to the big things. And now you have dismay. If you’re feeling blah, or just kinda bummed, you’ve got to figure out…
Leadership Spotlight: Barbara Eldridge
Apr 11, 2019 • 10 min
“Leadership Spotlight,” the show where Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey. In this episode, he speaks with Barbara Eldridge, founder, and owner of Mind…
Leadership Spotlight: Karl Bradley
Apr 4, 2019 • 19 min
During “Leadership Spotlight,” Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey. In this episode, he speaks with another “Karl with a K,” Karl Bradley, a listener of this…
Leadership Spotlight: Donnie Staples
Mar 31, 2019 • 18 min
Leadership Advisor Karl Bimshas, speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey. In this episode, Donnie Staples, Director of Children’s Ministry at Newbreak Church. We talk about…
Do All Your Customers Love You? Nope.
Mar 30, 2019 • 6 min
Proper customer service involves an ecosystem built on your reliability, responsiveness, and your commitment to the relationship. Like any relationship you value, it requires proactive effort, cultivation, and your vigilant attention. Here are ten…
Leadership Spotlight: Jeff Gelder
Mar 27, 2019 • 13 min
In “Leadership Spotlight,” Karl Bimshas speaks with busy professionals in various stages of their career, and along different paths of their leadership journey. In this episode, Jeff Gelder, owner of a voiceover company, as well as the founder and…
Leadership Spotlight: Shannon Johnson
Mar 23, 2019 • 11 min
In “Leadership Spotlight,” Karl Bimshas speaks with a diverse array of busy professionals in various stages of their career and along different paths of their leadership journey. In this episode, I talk with Shannon Johnson, a pharmacist by background. He…
Are you Facing a Problem, or a Challenge?
Mar 22, 2019 • 3 min
Attitude and language are linked. And while positive language has a far greater chance of leading to positive outcomes, clear definitions also help. Think of it this way. A problem is something to be solved, while a challenge is something to be met. ***…
Leadership Spotlight: Michael Mance
Mar 19, 2019 • 19 min
In “Leadership Spotlight,” Karl Bimshas speaks with a diverse array of busy professionals in various stages of their career and along different paths of their leadership journey. In this episode, Michael Mance, Owner and Creative Director of Mance…
Pick Me Up: For the Dreamers Who Aren’t Sleeping
Mar 17, 2019 • 3 min
This pick me up message is a shout out to those of you who are working your plan while everyone else is kicking a few back, and letting their hair down. This is for the leaders who plan on burning the midnight oil, not to cram to meet a deadline, but to…
Leadership Spotlight: Teri Wilder
Mar 12, 2019 • 20 min
The launch of Leadership Spotlight. Karl Bimshas speaks with a diverse array of busy professionals in various stages of their career and along different paths of their leadership journey. In this episode, Teri Wilder, Singer, Songwriter, Certified Sound…
Complain Complain Complain
Mar 6, 2019 • 3 min
What could you accomplish if instead of complaining you either took action or kept your mouth shut? *** Read the blog here => bimshasconsulting.com/blog *** Join the “Reflections on Leadership” group page on Facebook…
What’s Your Temperature?
Feb 21, 2019 • 3 min
Are you running hot or cold today? What kind of climate are you creating with your behavior? *** Read the blog here => bimshasconsulting.com/blog *** Join the “Reflections on Leadership” group page on Facebook…
Personal Values
Feb 8, 2019 • 6 min
Finding your values is one thing, changing them is something else. It is possible, though it takes time. Consider making that investment. *** Read the blog here => bimshasconsulting.com/blog *** Join the “Reflections on Leadership” group page on Facebook…
Foggy Forest
Feb 6, 2019 • 5 min
As a leader, you build the capacity to see the hidden pain in yourself and others. Only those equipped with empathy can provide the space, time, and nourishment that promotes the healing. *** Read the blog post here => Are you Running a Learning…
Do You Run a Learning Organization?
Jan 30, 2019 • 2 min
No matter the size of your organization, if you want to become more efficient, increase productivity, increase profit, and grow client satisfaction, there is no better way than building a workplace environment geared toward continuous learning. *** Read…
Leading Rebels
Jan 24, 2019 • 2 min
Good leaders know how to lead cats. They don’t tell you to “sit down,” “stay in your lane,” or “wait your turn.” They listen to the beat *you* dance to and incorporate it into their vision. *** Read the blog post here => Leading Rebels *** Join the…
How to Apologize
Jan 15, 2019 • 3 min
Admitting you were wrong, then fixing your mistakes is difficult. That (and ego) is one of the reasons people often do a lousy job apologizing. No, “Saying your sorry don’t make it right.” If you goofed, personally or professionally, here are the things…
Diversity
Jan 9, 2019 • 1 min
If everyone in the room looks just like you, you’re not learning much. Make room at your table, or find room at theirs. Your ideas, solutions, and leadership will be stronger. *** Join the “Reflections on Leadership” group page on Facebook…
Three Words
Jan 3, 2019 • 1 min
You can set a theme for your year to make it far more meaningful for you. Need help finding the words? Pick one of your values, one of your skills, and one of your aspirations. *** Join the “Reflections on Leadership” group page on Facebook…
Top 5 Episodes from 2018
Dec 28, 2018 • 11 min
Over the year we have shared nearly 100 thoughts, insights, or challenges designed to grow your perspective and help you to manage better and lead well. Here are the top five most popular Reflections on Leadership in 2018 • #5 It’s All A Gift • #4 BS…
Dyslexia, Dysthymia, and Determination
Dec 23, 2018 • 6 min
“There are things contained within that are not perfect.” Navigate your challenges in your own way. *** Ready to manage better and lead well? Visit www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com *** Leave leadership questions or comments here =>…
How to Desuckify Your Goals
Dec 13, 2018 • 4 min
Goals are important, but you won’t achieve them if they suck. Here are 12 points that will help you set and achieve a great goal. *** Visit www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com for more tools, ideas, and insights to help you manage better and lead well. Enjoying…
Ignore the Phonies
Dec 9, 2018 • 3 min
Why, “Meh, I’m good,” isn’t good enough and “fake it ‘til you make it,” is honest. *** Great leadership starts with you. Learn more about you at Karl Bimshas Consulting => www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com *** Like this episode? You can support this show with…
Miserable People
Dec 4, 2018 • 7 min
Don’t live a life of “quiet desperation.” Don’t give up. Don’t defer your great goals. *** Learn more about Karl Bimshas => www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com *** Like this episode? One way you can support this show is with a small monthly donation to help…
The Chicken and The Pig
Dec 2, 2018 • 2 min
Want to achieve your great goal? Show more than involvement, be committed to your commitments. Learn more about Karl Bimshas Consulting => www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com Help support the show with a small monthly donation =>…
What Makes a Lousy Leader?
Nov 30, 2018 • 5 min
31 Attributes to rate your leaders. You can download the Assessment of Select Leadership Attributes here => http://bit.ly/leader_attributes If you like this show, please share it with others. If you’re listening on anchor.fm leave and review or send us an…
Vision Passion Action
Nov 27, 2018 • 2 min
To achieve exceptional performance you need the magical combination of vision, passion, and action. For more information on candid, affordable leadership development and accountability, visit KarlBimshasConsulting.com —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
Lighthouse or Silo?
Nov 26, 2018 • 4 min
Leadership is not about being bigger than your surroundings. It is about the size of the influence you have where you stand. Do you act like a lighthouse or a silo? Learn more leadership development tools and tips at www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com —- This…
Your Theme
Nov 17, 2018 • 3 min
Have you set a theme for your next project? Stuck? Pick one value, one skill, and one aspiration. Thanks for listening, please share with others, and leave us a review. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
Bring a S.I.D.E. of Leadership
Nov 15, 2018 • 5 min
Service | Integrity | Dignity | Empathy If you like “Reflections on Leadership,” please share it with others. Send comments and questions to https://anchor.fm/karlbimshas —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Your Uniqueness
Nov 11, 2018 • 3 min
What makes you unique? Ask people: “I’m working on my personal development, and my coach is insisting I ask ten people, so at the risk of sounding arrogant, what do you think makes me unique? First thought is best. Don’t worry about offending or…
Luck and Good Fortune
Nov 8, 2018 • 1 min
Instead of looking for it - secretly provide it to others. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/karlbimshas/message
Voting
Nov 4, 2018 • 7 min
This episode of Reflections on Leadership, recorded on November 4, 2018 , revisits a post first written on November 4, 2008. See if you can recognize what changes and what has remained the same. Either way, this year, and every year, vote. It is the…
Less Until and More Unless
Nov 4, 2018 • 4 min
Pay attention to how often your here “I can’t until …” Better to use, “I won’t unless …” Unless” creates options. “Until” limits choice. “Can’t” is abdicating while “Won’t” is ownership. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
Are You Amazing?
Nov 3, 2018 • 1 min
There’s really only one person who matters who has to think you’re amazing, and that’s you. www.karlbimshasconsulting.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Expectations, Keep ‘em High
Nov 2, 2018 • 2 min
You can lower your expectations and never feel disappointment, or you can raise your expectations and manage your disappointments… like an adult. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Be More Discerning
Nov 1, 2018 • 2 min
When you are discerning, you create a set of standards for yourself. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Many Ways
Oct 31, 2018 • 2 min
Not doing it your way doesn’t make it wrong, it just makes it different. There are many ways to do many things. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
Believe in People Who Believe in You
Oct 30, 2018 • 2 min
These people are not wearing rose-colored glasses or putting you on a pedestal. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Do Your Thing
Oct 17, 2018 • 2 min
Do your thing. Keep doing it, every day and exceptionally well. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Money in Outrage
Oct 16, 2018 • 2 min
There’s money in outrage, but results come from taking action, not fuming at what is. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Workplace Dysfunction
Oct 4, 2018 • 4 min
There are four common triggers I regularly see playing out in the workplace. Yes, there are plenty of others, but these four are prevalent. Ineffective Communication, Ego Protection, Fear of Uncertainty, and Rewarding Off Purpose.…
Fail Well
Oct 3, 2018 • 1 min
A reminder, if you are not afraid to fail, you are already a stronger leader than most. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
7 Simple Truths
Sep 30, 2018 • 5 min
Create a code of conduct for yourself. If you don’t, you become suceptible to others which will result in unnecessary inner and outer conflicts. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Leadership Isn’t a Game
Sep 29, 2018 • 2 min
Leadership isn’t a game, it’s a lifestyle. You practice leadership - you don’t perfect it. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
It’s All A Gift
Sep 24, 2018 • 1 min
List three things you are grateful for and remind yourself throughout the day. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
About Perfection
Sep 23, 2018 • 2 min
Leaders aren’t perfect - but the good ones try. www.karlbimshasconsulting.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/karlbimshas/message
The Wave
Sep 22, 2018 • 2 min
The wave doesn’t care if you are standing in front of it. It doesn’t speed up to try and knock you over. It doesn’t slow down and attempt to spare you. www.karlbimshasconsulting.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
Help or Not?
Sep 21, 2018 • 2 min
Every person must learn the balance between the instinct to help versus, “It’s none of your damn business.” www.karlbimshasconsulting.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
Success Doesn’t Happen All at Once
Sep 20, 2018 • 2 min
Neither does failure. It is hundreds of little decisions, conversations, actions, and thoughts that make or break you. www.karlbimshasconsulting.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send…
The World Is Not Against You
Sep 18, 2018 • 3 min
Keep your goals, ambition, desire, and work-ethic, but shift the reasoning. Help others instead of just yourself. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
Watch Me Succeed
Sep 7, 2018 • 3 min
A quick story of how a dear friend evolved from “Let me fail” to “Watch me succeed” and how what we seek, we tend to find. Visit www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com to learn more ways you can act on purpose and achieve your goals. —- This episode is sponsored…
Small Steps
Sep 2, 2018 • 2 min
Immediate results are rare and seldom last. Thrive with discipline. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Check Your Alignment
Aug 15, 2018 • 4 min
Do you and your organization have complementary visions? Do the missions support or oppose each other? Do the values matchup congruently, or is there a disconnect? In what ways do you reward, recognize, and revitalize yourself? Is it akin to how the…
Before You Whine
Aug 14, 2018 • 3 min
1. Do you have a goal you’re working on? 2. Are you actively working on improving yourself and your surroundings? 3. Are you accepting responsibility for your decisions? 4. Can you identify three things you’re grateful for? Give yourself 25 points for…
Serious Leadership
Aug 13, 2018 • 2 min
Take leadership seriously and yourself lightly. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/karlbimshas/message
Rejecting Leadership
Jul 29, 2018 • 1 min
I can’t blame you, you might have lousy role models, be disillusioned with former heroes, or maybe it feels like too much of a burden. The thing is, if you’re a good leader, even potentially a good leader, don’t throw it away. The world needs you.…
14 Reasons
Jul 28, 2018 • 3 min
Here are 14 common reasons people call on Karl Bimshas Consulting for Leadership Development. How many apply for you? Reach out to us at www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Don’t Be Afraid to Lead
Jul 27, 2018 • 2 min
I come across a lot of capable people who are afraid to lead. That’s too bad. When you get the chance to lead, I want you to take it. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Two Lousy Leaders
Jul 26, 2018 • 2 min
When a good leader turns a blind eye to a bad leader, you have two lousy leaders. www.KarlBimshasConsulting.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Be Outspoken
Jul 25, 2018 • 3 min
Diplomacy and tact are worthy pursuits. It doesn’t harm you to slow down and provide a little thought before spouting off something that could be hurtful to others. Strengthen your resolve to give and receive feedback with grace and graciousness and you…
Falling Prey to Lousy Leadership
Jul 24, 2018 • 5 min
The path some powerful, warm hearted people take leads them away from their true goals. The cause is lousy leadership and the result is the birth of an adversary. Becoming a lousy leader is easy. Resist the temptation. Learn to manage better and lead well…
Empathy and Curiosity
Jul 15, 2018 • 2 min
Two traits a lousy leader cannot comprehend and a great leader uses instinctively. Sign up for our newsletter. Receive inspiring articles, free tools, and new ideas you can access on your smartphone or computer.…
Must Be Present to Win
Jul 15, 2018 • 1 min
Every day there is more history being made. The future remains unwritten. Your best course is to be mindful and present. If you like “Reflections on Leadership” please rate, subscribe, and share. It really helps. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
Be a Better Gatekeeper
Jul 13, 2018 • 2 min
Stop taking random advice from people. Be a better gatekeeper and pay attention to those who make you think, laugh, and take action. Preferably all three. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…
Don’t Just Sit There. Think About It!
Jul 11, 2018 • 2 min
When was the last time you sat down and thought? Real, honest-to-goodness calorie burning thinking? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Passion on a Pedestal
Jul 10, 2018 • 3 min
Stop seeking passion. It will elude you until it sees you working. When you put passion on a pedestal, you rob vision and action of their equal due. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send…
New Day
Jul 9, 2018 • 2 min
When you are on purpose, the dawn of each day is filled with potential and excitement. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/karlbimshas/message
Your 90 Day Review
Jul 1, 2018 • 2 min
Here are 9 ways to reflect on and measure the progress you are making in your life over the last 90 days. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
The 4 Cs of Leadership Development
Jun 28, 2018 • 2 min
There are four parts of leadership development. Make it a goal to work on one or more of these areas of leadership development every day and you will expand your influence in ways you never expected. http://www.bimshasconsulting.com —- This episode is…
What’s Your Plan
Jun 27, 2018 • 1 min
It’s tempting to slow down over the Summer months. It’s also a bad move. Use the time to catch up or surge ahead. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
BS Leaders Need Not Apply
Jun 13, 2018 • 3 min
Lousy leaders come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but the ones I detest the most are those who treat people as if they were disposable. You know the type; usually barrel-chested man-babies, who surround themselves with toys in an effort to inflate…
13 Months
Jun 12, 2018 • 4 min
I keep a baker’s dozen of empty Wellbutrin bottles in my closet and look at them once in awhile, to remind myself of the 13 months of hellish depression I went through several years ago. 13 months is a blink of the eye that takes place over an eternity.…
Under Appreciating
Jun 8, 2018 • 3 min
Encouragement and appreciation or not difficult things for good leaders to express. Lousy leaders however, can’t do either unless they see a way it benefits themselves. Don’t be that way. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
Visceral Leadership
Jun 6, 2018 • 2 min
I have a visceral reaction to leadership that has never let me down. It operates on both extremes of the continuum. There will always be lousy leaders, but great leaders can reduce their destructive destructive influence every day. —- This episode is…
Why? Because you want to!
Jun 3, 2018 • 2 min
If you are pursuing YOUR wants and desires, that is sufficient reason. As an adult, you no longer have to allow yourself to be bullied into justifying your why. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Up Your Average
Jun 2, 2018 • 2 min
Regularly add and delete people from your personal board of advisors, otherwise you’ll stop growing. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Exploiting Leadership
Jun 1, 2018 • 2 min
Effective leadership isn’t a one and done exercise. It is an ongoing process, and could be argued, a lifestyle. Don’t use it as a bluff to sell your stuff. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…
Every Day is Beautiful
May 31, 2018 • 2 min
Never deny your emotions. Never deny your dreams. Every day is beautiful, no matter how bleak it seems. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Find a Way to Laugh
May 30, 2018 • 1 min
Take yourself lightly and remember, lessons with laughter last longer. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/karlbimshas/message
The Myth of Ease
May 20, 2018 • 2 min
Excellent practitioners of any craft make it look easy to the casual observer. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/karlbimshas/message
Pricey Mission
May 16, 2018 • 2 min
Very few companies make sure there’s alignment between their words and deeds. Creating a vision mission and values is not an administrative box to check. It’s your culture. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Drafting Your Master Plan:
May 15, 2018 • 16 min
Drafting Your Master Plan: 5 Steps to help you decide what is most important for you to pursue in the next 1, 3, 5 and 10 years. Adapted from a popular workshop, Karl Bimshas walks you through Drafting a Master Plan to build a better year for yourself.…
“Let Me Fail.”
May 10, 2018 • 4 min
You must always allow people to develop and expand their capacity, pursue their interests, and support their dreams. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
What Kind of Leader Do You Want to Be?
May 6, 2018 • 3 min
Begin to think about the kind of leader you must, intend, want, or need to be. As you think about it, you will demonstrate the attributes you find important. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Your Values Drive Your Behavior
May 6, 2018 • 2 min
When there’s a mismatch between your values and your behavior, you are not being your authentic self and will not reach your optimal potential. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
Start with Love
May 5, 2018 • 1 min
When you’re leading, start with love and a generous spirit. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/karlbimshas/message
How You Become Successful Matters
May 4, 2018 • 4 min
Success requires achieving the desired result AND helping others along the way. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/karlbimshas/message
If You Cannot Listen, You Cannot Lead
May 2, 2018 • 1 min
You would be amazed at what you can learn when you close your mouth and listen. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/karlbimshas/message
Raise Your Expectations
May 1, 2018 • 2 min
Don’t lower your expectations to avoid disappointment — it’s demeaning. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/karlbimshas/message
Enjoy Leading or Don’t Lead
Apr 23, 2018 • 1 min
Not every day is sunshine and unicorns. Lead anyway. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/karlbimshas/message
Simple Rule
Apr 20, 2018 • 2 min
Ask yourself what a lousy leader would do, then make damn sure you don’t do that. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/karlbimshas/message
You’ve Got This
Apr 18, 2018 • 1 min
Effective leaders persevere through crisis and stay fixated on their goal, not the path. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/karlbimshas/message
Something Missing?
Mar 30, 2018 • 1 min
Things should be going better … but something is missing. Check your leadership. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/karlbimshas/message
Sometimes You Are Wrong
Mar 29, 2018 • 2 min
You are not infallible. You make mistakes. It is uncomfortable. You will recover. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/karlbimshas/message
Be The Better Option
Mar 28, 2018 • 2 min
You defeat lousy leadership with better leadership. Smug rhetoric and incoherent arguments do not contain better ideas. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
You Always Make a Difference
Mar 25, 2018 • 2 min
If you don’t think you do … keep thinking until you find a way you can. Then go do that. Work on your purpose, live your values, and lead well. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
Be Ready to Lead
Mar 23, 2018 • 2 min
Leaders lead. No matter the circumstance. Given the opportunity, they take it. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/karlbimshas/message
Lugubrious Leadership is Pitiful
Mar 22, 2018 • 2 min
Leadership should be fun. Don’t be dour and sour-faced. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/karlbimshas/message
You Have a Voice. Use It.
Mar 21, 2018 • 2 min
Your wants and needs are not less valuable than someone else’s. Leaders don’t get walked over. You have a voice. Use it. You have a preference. Choose it. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app…
Monday Excitement
Mar 19, 2018 • 2 min
If you aren’t excited each Monday, you’re working on the wrong stuff. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/karlbimshas/message
Lead People Who Disagree With You
Mar 19, 2018 • 2 min
Leading a group of yes-men isn’t particularly impressive. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/karlbimshas/message
How You Doin’?
Mar 17, 2018 • 1 min
When was the last time you asked someone how they were doing? When you start a conversation, ask about them - not you. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
What a Great Goal Does
Mar 16, 2018 • 1 min
Stay focused on your purpose, strengthen your skills, grow your confidence, and build your integrity. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Fix It!
Mar 15, 2018 • 2 min
Good leaders know when they’ve screwed up. And the work hard to do something lousy leaders don’t. They fix it. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Head and Heart in Leadership
Mar 13, 2018 • 2 min
If you can’t choose between the head and the heart, pick the heart and trust the head to find a way to figure it out. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Are You Bad for Business?
Mar 11, 2018 • 1 min
This message is for bosses who don’t treat people well. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/karlbimshas/message
You Don’t Need Permission to Lead
Mar 11, 2018 • 2 min
You Don’t Need Permission to Lead. You need purpose. Don’t wait … —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/karlbimshas/message
Start to Give a Damn
Mar 1, 2018 • 2 min
The simplest way to become a better leader. Start to give a damn. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/karlbimshas/message
5 Traits of Lousy Executives
Feb 9, 2018 • 5 min
Here are five reasons some lousy leaders don’t put other poor performers on corrective action. Arrogance. Fearfulness. Cluelessness. Negligence. Abdication. Don’t be like them. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Keep Your Standards High
Jan 28, 2018 • 2 min
There’s a lot of things leaders have to do. The effective ones do them, even though they are not easy. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Knowing Your Values
Jan 24, 2018 • 2 min
Values help with decision-making. When you pay attention to your body, you’ll learn when your supporting your goals, and when your sabotaging them. Good leaders aren’t afraid of no. They believe, “It’s better to know no, now.” —- This episode is sponsored…
You Can Thank Your Lousy Boss
Jan 17, 2018 • 3 min
You’ve worked for a lousy boss at some point in your career. What have you learned from them? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Try The Daily Focus
Dec 2, 2017 • 1 min
10 Actions, 10 Ideas, 10 Compliments, 10 Gratitudes. Every day. Give it a shot for one week. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/karlbimshas/message
Stop Pretending …
Nov 12, 2017 • 5 min
Stop Pretending You Want High Performance. Too often there’s a convergence of lousy leadership and the acceptance of mediocrity. We’ve got to break out of the cycle. Be a better role model. Stop stifling your talents to meet the lowest common denominator.…
Lousy Leadership is Expensive
Nov 6, 2017 • 4 min
The biggest problem with lousy leaders is that they diminish everything they touch, including other leaders. If you agree lousy Leadership is expensive, go on a cost-cutting mission. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
You Goofed. Now What?
Oct 28, 2017 • 4 min
Apologizing isn’t weak, unless it’s a weak apology. It this episode, learn the six elements sincere apologies share. Listen for them in others and use them yourself to rebuild after your mistake. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way…
#MeToo Under Your Watch?
Oct 25, 2017 • 3 min
How many #MeToo Experiences Happened Under Your Watch? If nothing else, the awareness campaign should have opened your eyes to offensive behavior. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send…
Leaders Ask
Oct 24, 2017 • 2 min
Leaders don’t lack uncertainty. That doesn’t immobilize them; it emboldens them. Learn eight tools at their disposal. Adopt their thinking and you can use them too. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Be Less of a Jerk
Oct 13, 2017 • 4 min
That may be the most simplistic leadership advice you’ll ever receive. So why then, is it so hard to achieve? Karl Bimshas walks you through how being a leader with class is a better way to go. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
Don’t F.U.D.G.E It
Oct 10, 2017 • 2 min
Fear | Uncertainty | Doubt | Grief | Excuses all strong human tendencies that lousy leaders exploit. There’s a better way. Don’t exploit people and tear them down. Instead, lift them up. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
Bring Your Artist to Work
Oct 1, 2017 • 5 min
You probably (hopefully) bring your head and hand to work, but what about your heart? It’s the missing link. Bring your artist to work and challenge the current thinking. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Planning for a Great Team
Sep 30, 2017 • 5 min
In this episode we discuss team and how to plan for a great one ahead of time by outlining a roadmap or charter. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
The Leadership Scorecard
Sep 29, 2017 • 5 min
Lousy leadership and effective leadership can be highly subjective. Karl Bimshas Consulting’s Leadership Scorecard brings some objectivity to the mix. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
Snakebite and Venom
Sep 27, 2017 • 3 min
In this edition of Reflections on Leadership, Karl Bimshas shares, “Snakebite and Venom” a short story. You are likely one of the characters, but is it the one you want to be? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
You’re a Role Model
Sep 13, 2017 • 2 min
You may not know it, like it, or asked for it, but it doesn’t matter. You are someone’s role model. Can you handle it? —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Build Your Gratitude Muscles
Sep 12, 2017 • 2 min
Effective leaders understand and demonstrate gratitude. If you’ve become flabby in that department, it’s time to go on an appreciation rampage. #gratitude #leadership —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Add SPICE to Your Decisions
Sep 9, 2017 • 2 min
Not everyone can make decisions easily or that make sense. Use the SPICE method to increase your odds. Download other leadership tools from Karl Bimshas Consulting at www.karlbimshasconsulting.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way…
You Might Be A Lousy Leader
Sep 8, 2017 • 3 min
Habits can help make you happy but bad habits could make you a lousy leader. Check out our Flipboard magazine, “Reflections on Leadership” http://flip.it/OacD1Q for more articles to help you lead well —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
The Three Legged Stool
Sep 6, 2017 • 2 min
As leader of any kind of organization there are three areas you need to keep your attention on. Customer Satisfaction, Employee Satisfaction, and Profitable Revenue Growth. Neglect one and you wobble —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
Plan Do Socialize Recharge
Sep 5, 2017 • 3 min
Have a lingering problem? You have four options; Plan, Do, Socialize, or Recharge. Two of them you’ve never considered before. Give one a try. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a…
18 Lame Excuses
Sep 4, 2017 • 4 min
18 Lame Excuses we tell ourselves to keep us from trying something new with non-nonsense remedies to get you to take action instead. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice…
Goal size doesn’t matter.
Sep 3, 2017 • 4 min
Goal Size Doesn’t Matter. If you’re not going to work on it, the size of your goal is irrelevant. If you want to achieve it, you’ve got to put in the effort. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Have A POV and act on purpose
Sep 2, 2017 • 4 min
Have a Point of View and Act on Purpose. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/karlbimshas/message
6 Words of Advice for Writers
Sep 1, 2017 • 3 min
In this Reflections on Leadership, Karl Bimshas shares his six words of Advice for Writers (and leaders) —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
Help Others Who Are Lost
Aug 31, 2017 • 2 min
A quick reminder: As a leader, make it a point to help others who are lost. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/karlbimshas/message
Get Your Ships Together!
Aug 30, 2017 • 5 min
Get Your Ships Together! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/karlbimshas/message
Karl Bimshas Consulting’s Reflections on Leadership
Aug 29, 2017 • 0 min
My name is Karl Bimshas, and my vision is to help create environments where great leaders outnumber lousy leaders, and better leadership is the norm, not the exception. Earlier in my life, I was an Operations Manager at a Fortune 500 Company and the…