Have you noticed how knowing what to do is helpful only when it is combined with taking action?
You’ve heard it said, “Knowledge is Power.” Well, Dale Carnegie took it a step further when he wrote, “Knowledge isn’t power until it is applied.” He reminds us that if we want to achieve success in life something has to change.
“Knowledge is not power. It’s potential power.” writes Darren Hardy, publisher of Success magazine. “It’s like the energy in a light switch. Until you turn it on to take action, the power is worthless.”
Each week, I work with teams and individuals who know what to do technically, but want to grow, need to grow, or must develop their people skills to improve their performance.
Applying the Power
I apologize in advance for the possibility that this might be self-serving or self-promotion.
For the past six years I’ve dedicated this blog to offering free coaching advice. Then, offered a free copy of my book, The People Project and our complimentary First Thursday Next Level Leadership Lunch rather than promoting my paid-for coaching services.
Some of you have applied all that free knowledge and power to pry open new doors of success in your personal and business lives. You’ve told me story after story of teams beginning to hum with productivity of changes you’ve made. You’ve taken action.
I’m making an exception today, shamelessly plugging an upcoming event because I believe that you and your team don’t invest enough time nurturing your people skills or applying them to your performance. If you continue reading, you’ve been warned…
February Love for Teams and Leaders
On the morning of Friday, February 27th, I want you to drive downtown to The Mayo Hotel. Open your door at the valet and hand him your keys. Say you’re with Steve Laswell. It’s paid for. Then you, and whatever team members accompany you will walk through the doors into the historic art deco lobby.
You’ll take the grand stairway up to the Mayo Card Room, avail yourself of the fresh fruit and pastries and drinks, and take your seat at the table with 19 other leaders. We’ll plunge into a coaching conversation on the super glue of super-performing teams.
- Define leadership development and why it matters
- Learn how self-managed leaders connect with others
- Explore DiSC Workplace styles to connect with others
- Identify the five behaviors of self-managed teams
- Understand the benefits of a cohesive team
You’ll feel the love. You’ll increase your success as a leader, and as a team, for $100/person. That small investment will increase your commitment to apply the knowledge you’ve learned.
Flip the Switch
Here are the details…
The Super Glue of Team Performance
The Five Behaviors of a Self-managed Team
The Mayo Hotel
115 West 5th Street | Tulsa
Friday, February 27
9:30 – 11:30 am
Food + Drinks + Valet Parking
$100 per person
Limited to 20 seats at the table
The Risk of Not Taking Action
I believe it was Jim Rohn who cautioned his readers when he wrote, “Don’t let your learning lead to knowledge … let your learning lead to action.”
Some of the seats at the table have already been filled. By the time you’ve finished reading this, the rest will be filling with people of action.
When will you register you and/or your team?
Here’s to your Adventure in 2015!
Photo Credit: John Pozadzides