10-Step Process To Transformation

July 28, 2016 at 8:07 am

Leading Into Transformation
10-Step Process to Transformation

Leading Into TransformationThe 10-Step Process to transformation

It was over nine years ago when I was sitting at my desk working on a global, cultural change initiative. It was a dream job. A culture rich in total conflict; emerging ideas and concepts clashing with the old-school mentality of military constructs. It was if the skies opened and the waters parted. I could not have been in a more enriched place for group dynamics than this. I LOVED IT. Then, while I was on a phone call, I was told one of the higher ups was waiting for me outside my office. He had been there waiting for over twenty minutes. I had no idea who this person was, I was completely focused on something else. Then I started to notice a small crowd growing outside my door. When someone finally came into my office, he demanded I get off the phone because this “higher up” was still waiting to talk to me.

 

“You must have screwed something up” he added. I rapidly ended my phone call and then I found the senior leader of the organization sitting in my office, asking me one question after another regarding my approach. I honestly answered each and every question asked. Finally, there was a chance to tell the real truth or just keep continuing to answer his questions. He said, of course, he wanted the truth. With a quick and honest assessment, I nailed the culture issue he had been struggling with for years.

Here is what happened in a nut shell—Leadership IS NOT a position. It is an action to move a group of people from where they want to go to where they need to go. I was not in any formal role at the time where I could coach or guide this senior leader. I had the courage, however, to speak my truth about where the issues were and what was needed to get his staff unstuck. Never in his leadership history had someone spoke the truth in such a compelling way. Why? Because leaders tend to do what they have seen. In the military, there is a culture and culture rules–that is until COURAGE in leadership emerges from within the ranks with people speaking the truth. Courage means looking at and seeing the whole system, not just a piece of it. That truth is much different than the personal truths that serve the self. It’s not a safe role to take up, however, it is needed for organizations, teams, and people to thrive!

Take one step, add a cup of courage, two cups of positive attitude, and 100% commitment.

The recipe for transformation: It doesn’t have to be difficult. It can be simple in context, but without all the ingredients in place, difficult in execution.

  1. Nothing can change without awareness. One must be willing to see the unseen in order to begin to transform.
  2. Be an active OBSERVER. Although I take pride in having an opinion and expressing it, there is great value in being an observer. Notice what you notice. It’s not about judging what you can or cannot do. Just notice what is happening inside of you.
  3. Reflection is a key to knowing how what you are seeing and noticing are impacting you. Why is it important? You will recognize and realize the impacts on you just by simply observing.
  4. Muster courage to follow what is needed to get what you desire. Know that the destination is not what is important, but the journey.
  5. One step. That’s all that is really needed–one step.
  6. Respond with action. Responding to what you are seeing is critical in gaining movement and momentum.
  7. Ensure you have a supportive environment. If need be, get a coach like me who believes in possibilities.
  8. Always give 100% of yourself. That means you never, never give up.
  9. Pace yourself. Like the saying goes: It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon. Train yourself to establish a pattern of success. Find your stride and stick with it until you know you need to make a course adjustment.
  10. Attitude determines your wellbeing. Science shows you heal faster when you have a positive attitude. Learn to see the good not in one thing but in everything. Train your attitude to reflect your accomplishments already happening right now.

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Live. Love. Thrive.
~Suzanne

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Execution Is the Real Game

May 19, 2016 at 11:12 am

imagesStrategic plans are great, but some organizations struggle with the real work. It’s not the ideas that make the organization, but the ability to execute those ideas that have been revealed.

Apple, Inc. is a company at the top of its game. Not because it has a great strategic plan—no, it would be silly to think that. They are at the top because their only competition is…themselves. They compete to make their newest innovation outperform their last idea. They develop and market products knowing that the succeeding products are going to improve upon what they have already produced. They don’t look for the greatest ideas, they look for a great idea and then focus on taking that idea to the next level.

We all have ideas. In fact, ideas are out there for every single one of us. The difference between a great idea and a bad idea all comes back to execution. You know—what we do with what we know!

I have been in leadership consulting for years. Continually, I have seen consultants reproduce other people’s work over and over again. It doesn’t make them bad people, it just means they’re not in touch with their own greatness.

The people who are drawn to me for my consultancy expertise know when they come to me they will be tapping into themselves. I don’t tell them how to do their work. I show them how to tap into their greatness so their work becomes their greatest piece of music.

Strategic plans are like a sheet of music. When they are played in the right tune, the execution is beautiful. The music may not start out as beautiful, but it is made beautiful by bringing in the right instruments at the right time. Each instrument brings a different tone and tune to make the entire piece complete.

So you see…the plan and the execution go hand in hand. Being In Sync is about bringing the two halves together for quantum productivity.

~Suzanne

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Are You In Sync?
First, I want to thank you for reading my postings. Now, it’s your turn to join in the fun and contribute!

  1. If you are enjoying what you read, please take a moment to LIKE it (click the THUMBS UP icon at the top of this post or LIKE link below).
  2. If you feel that this subject is important enough to talk about, please SHARE it with your friends and associates (through LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter).
  3. If this post resonates with you in any way, please share your thoughts, your past experiences or your future intentions by adding your comments below. I love to hear what others are taking away from reading my posts!

Thanks in advance for helping me to get the word out and the conversation started about this very important topic!

Suzanne Weinstein is a Relationships Expert.

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20 Super Easy Tips to Motivate Others

November 18, 2015 at 3:54 pm

It doesn’t take a lot of effort to inspire others. But with every effort you make energy and momentum follow. Here are some super simple tips that anyone can do and they don’t cost a penny.

“Motivation” is here!

  1. Smile often.
  2. Tell a good joke.
  3. Share a personal motivational story.
  4. Watch a clip of Les Brown.
  5. Have a clear plan that everyone understands.
  6. Set clear milestones for goals.
  7. Have a motivational team song.
  8. Keep a list of motivational quotes on your desk.
  9. Celebrate–just because it feels good.
  10. Be specific and tell others what they are doing that is working well
  11. If you don’t feel happy… act happy anyways! (Fake it ‘til you make it)
  12. Have a standard open-ended question you ask yourself daily. An example would be: “What can I be grateful for today?”
  13. Re-evaluate your goals.
  14. Know what your successes are.
  15. Play the cash flow game (if you have never played, contact me–it’s fun!)
  16. Give a pep talk to someone who needs it.
  17. Stop being a perfectionist and start appreciating the gifts that make you stronger.
  18. Watch some inspiring TED Talks. ( Love this one… just happens to be the #2 most watched TedTalk)
  19. Visualize you and your team succeeding.
  20. Make plans for what you will do when you succeed at your goal.

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KISS: Make Building Your Team More Fun

October 29, 2015 at 9:35 am

Laugh and Thrive

The last few years I have focused on making things more fun (for me and my clients). Everything doesn’t have to be so difficult. We make it that way by our attitudes. So why not make building your team more fun too? It can be done. Here are some simple tips that anyone can do right away.

1. Assign different team members to take the lead on team initiatives.
2. Hold your team meetings in different locations once a month or once per quarter.
3. Conduct mini surveys and share with each team member what it is they are doing that is working.
4. Bring in guest speakers to add a fresh new approach to your topics.
5. Frequently and constructively talk about how the team, as a whole, could improve.
6. Take corrective action on team dissatisfaction areas.
7. Measure progress often.
8. Take time to get to know each other and support each other’s goals.
9. Ask open-ended questions and allow team members time to reflect and answer thoughtfully and thoroughly.
10. Try a fun approach to building your team. Creating a solid team takes time, effort and energy. Be clear in your direction and the team will follow.

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The Engery of Language

October 1, 2015 at 10:56 am

Full Circle

How we speak about ourselves frames our experiences. What is a frame? A frame is a window through which we see something. We can actually change the window, perhaps make it a door, by changing our language.

For example:

“If I decide to leave this (job/relationship) the company/person will be ruined.”

That is an assumption that many people create in their minds. They frame themselves as being so significant that others cannot survive or thrive without them. Of course this is not true, but we frame situations to make us feel safe and important. We can change our frame to actually make us feel better and allow us to create possibilities for others. The challenge here is to change the language. It is the first step in becoming aware of your thinking.

This is done by going step by step through the situation and looking at all the possible outcomes. Once you do this, you will soon realize that as you free yourself, you free others too.

Here is an example of the above, rephrased: If I leave my job/relationship, it may be hard for me and them at first. Eventually we will all be stronger and better for it. We will all find a new way to progress forward and eventually it will be possible to see this past experience we thought was bad as a gift–the gift to help us further along in our life purpose.

Change your energy language and you change your world.

Live. Love. Thrive. Being In Sync.
~Suzanne

 

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ALPHA Female

September 29, 2015 at 11:06 am

Leaning Into Love

10 Signs YOU are an ALPHA Female

  1. You more often than not always have an answer and are always right. This can be extremely irritating for everyone around you. But you speak up, not being afraid of having the wrong answer but empowered to be working toward a solution.
  2. You take time to recognize others, always coming from a place of having enough. You truly know the value in lifting others up to their highest potential.
  3. You leverage every situation and find a way to make it work for the next time.
  4. You are mindful of your language. Alpha females know they are in the spot light and as such are careful to empower rather than destroy those around them.
  5. You are goal oriented. You have your list and are very clear about the path you are clearing for yourself.
  6. You take time to reflect and relax. You are a busy lady, but know you will be better served when you have time to clear your mind and refocus.
  7. You don’t wait for someone to give you authority. You take it. You stand tall. You come into a room and there is no question you are present and aware.
  8. You expect respect. Respect is a value of being human, not of being part of the “in crowd.” Anything less says more about the people you are working with than about who you are as a woman.
  9. You model integrity. You have no issues with letting others know where you stand. You will use clear data points to show how it will be best for others to come aboard with true conviction or move on their way. You have no problem clearing your hands and moving forward.
  10. You know not to look back. The past is not the place to create your future. You know power comes from always being present in the moment. Alpha females know that who they are makes a difference right where they are at that moment.

Knowing who you are is important. Being strong is your divine right. However, never, ever, lose touch with your feminine power. Feminine power has nothing to do with being an Alpha and everything to do with your inner power.

Live. Love. Thrive. Being In Sync

~Suzanne

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10 Ways To Make Building Your Team More Enjoyable

August 28, 2015 at 11:41 am

Happy New Year!

Lets Do This!

It’s always about the journey right? We must learn along the way. Lets make that process more enjoyable.

  1. Assign different team members to take the lead on team initiatives.
  2. Hold your team meetings in different locations once a month or once per quarter.
  3. Conduct mini surveys and share with each team member what it is they are doing that is working.
  4. Bring in guest speakers to add a fresh new approach to your topics.
  5. Frequently and constructively talk about how the team, as a whole, could improve.
  6. Take corrective action on team dissatisfaction areas.
  7. Measure progress often. (The Weinstein Factor process does this with MASSIVE results)
  8. Take time to get to know each other and support each other’s goals.
  9. Ask open-ended questions and allow team members time to reflect and answer thoughtfully and thoroughly.
  10. Try a fun approach to building your team. Creating a solid team takes time, effort and energy. Be clear in your direction and the team will follow. (Peak Leadership with Horses is a special program that only In Sync Consulting offers upon request.)

Being In Sync One Moment At A Time,
~Suzanne

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What is Leadership and Horse Sense?

January 24, 2012 at 8:40 am


The most important assessment you will ever take as a leader will be during your one-on-one encounter with a horse. “Horse sense” is the innate ability to accurately read an individual’s intentions, confidence, actions, and motivation with immediate precision and definitive accuracy. For this reason, the equus experience provides personal insight that reveals heightened levels of self-awareness. As prey animals, their species survival depended on herd dynamics. As such, horses have an honest appreciation for true leadership within teams. The experience differs greatly from attending seminars to immediately processing your own personalized lessons uniquely specific to your present leadership struggles.

In practical wisdom, leadership and horsemanship are one in the same. Many leaders believe, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.” When leaders meet resistance, they respond with charm, manipulation, and force to manage membership compliance. They are challenged with the task of creating, inspiring, facilitating, communicating, acting, and providing for their teams. Leaders personally wonder how to best guide the direction of their team.

As an expert in group relations and team development I am always on the look out for how my clients can get results easier. Equus Coaching is it! It packs into hours that which can take days/months/years to learn using traditional practices. Simply put,  In Sync partners with others to convey leadership theory  and application using horses as the tool, coaching as the method. The learning is easily transferable to daily corporate life. Try it, you will be amazed.

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Press Release: In Sync Consulting Reaches 10-Year Anniversary Milestone

February 9, 2011 at 5:11 pm

International Executive Coaching and Team Leadership Development Firm Helped More Than 400 Individuals and Organizations Over the Last Decade to Improve Performance and Morale

SAN DIEGO – February 9, 2011 – In Sync Consulting, an international executive coaching and team leadership development firm founded by Suzanne Weinstein, has reached its 10-year anniversary milestone, having served more than 400 individuals and organizations to date. The firm, best known for leveraging its Weinstein Factor process, guarantees results in 90 days, whether an organization is looking to improve employee productivity or morale, increase revenues and reduce costs, or develop dynamic team leadership.

“Our 10-year history is evidence of the continuing need for business coaching and consulting services, particularly during times of economic hardship and change,” said Suzanne Weinstein, president, In Sync Consulting. “Every organization can benefit from improved employee morale, productivity, innovation and retention and, at In Sync Consulting, we pride ourselves on delivering measurable results every step of the way. Our vision is to change the world by helping business professionals learn how Living In Sync empowers them to be their most authentic selves, increase awareness and consciousness, and positively change their lives, and the lives of their team members.”

Over the past 10 years, In Sync Consulting has helped clients all over the world develop effective cost reduction and avoidance strategies. These strategies have resulted in reducing overtime by up to 75 percent (75%) by year-end and sick leave by 36 percent (36%), resulting in an average return on investment of more than $150,000. In Sync Consulting’s proven techniques have enabled clients to achieve an average turnover rate of less than eight percent (8%), a 64 percent (64%) reduction in the organization average of 22 percent (22%).

In Sync Consulting leverages the Weinstein Factor process to guarantee results in 90 days. The firm’s services include speaking engagements, executive coaching, team leadership development, conflict management, holistic organizational development and time management. Results include increased productivity, profit and competitiveness; implementation of effective strategic plans; creation of a trusting, supportive work culture; improved staff performance, motivation and retention; increased staff innovation and effectiveness; establishment of a more effective work/life balance; and improved management of change and stress.

For more information about In Sync Consulting’s executive coaching and team leadership development services, visit http://insyncconsulting.com.

About In Sync Consulting:
Founded in 2001 by international consultant Suzanne Weinstein, In Sync Consulting is an international executive coaching and dynamic team leadership development firm. Leveraging the Weinstein Factor process, In Sync Consulting guarantees positive change in 90 days. For more information, visit http://insyncconsulting.com.

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