Monday, May 15, 2017

Welcome to the  short powerful What You Say Is What You Get® Positive Leadership Power Newsletterfrom Dr. Linne Bourget, May 2017
Honoring Mothers and Vets, The Blended Positive Leadership Model  

For Mothers  

First, this Mother’s Day, Appreciation and Gratitude to you ladies for mothering your children, other family members, co-workers, your churches and communities and all other mothering often unrecognized...this is very important...the feminine hand is a crucial balancing and nurturing force in our world.

For Our Vets

And to our amazing Vets,  for Memorial Day, we are so grateful for your service and sacrifices...without you we would not have our freedoms or our nation!! My father, a U.S. Army Colonel, was gone for long stretches and suffered from PTS when he returned, which harmed the family, as there was no counseling...they just called it “shell shock” or “battle fatigue”, but I honor his service to our country greatly.

Blended Positive Leadership

As you know from previous newsletters, I am working on the dance of lead and follow in preparation for my showcase dance.  It is a very special blended leadership model as he leads and I follow but we are also team members collaborating in choreography.  He asks what I want, then adds to that from his expertise as a professional. He wants me to have what I want and to show me off well, and I want to show him off well too.

As this unfolds, I am not a traditional follower and he is not a traditional leader, so we are blending the two roles, leader/follower and team members.

So far we have had no confusion or conflict in combining these roles despite technical difficulties with video, music, etc.  How is this possible? We have a good foundation.

What is Our Foundation for This Blended Model? How Can We Do This?

Here are my initial thoughts...this is an ongoing learning process.

1. We have danced together for years, so know each other’s strengths.
2. From our first dance we have always danced well together...good connection.
3. We bring positive energy and commitment to our dances, via our positive values (hire people with positive values).
4. We both give positive feedback (the core of my leadership work).
5. We hear the music (external environment) similarly.
6. He leads extremely well and clearly, making challenging moves easier.
7. I follow well, having extensive training as a follower, yet being trained in “active following” as a dancer and positive collaborative teamwork, I add both to following.
8. We both have many years of experience as dancers, he as a professional, I as an amateur. (Hire people with experience.)
9. We are both creative in interpreting music choreographically (business strategy responding to the external environment).
10.We both know many dances, so have a lot of moves to choose from (experience in many business situations).
11.He sees my ability to do more than I am aware of!!(Very rare, usually I do this for clients! Feels great!)

Results to date:  Choreography and styling (marketing, PR) are coming along well, with little backtracking and re-doing. The moves are advanced moves, with just the right amount of challenge for me. We have Latin, Jazz, West Coast Swing and Hustle included in a dance lasting one minute and 45 seconds (multiple complex demanding time-pressured business requirements).

“A leader who appreciates the best will create more of it.” 
Dr. Linne’s Power Quote

Stay tuned! In future editions I will be drawing more parallels to business leadership and how to apply this blended leadership model.  Millenials expect leadership like this, so good to learn about it!
 "Build on Your Best" Giving you the power to predict, profit, & protect 
Dr. Linne Bourget M.A. M.B.A. Ph. D www.oldpowernewpower.com www.whatyousayiswhatyouget.com Pioneer, strengths-based leadership, Master Intuition System 
Founder/CEO 480-767-1717 Institute for Transformation Leaders& Consultants 
Strategist, Consultant, Speaker, Author of From Old Power to New Power – Which Leaders Will Survive? Co-author with Mark Victor Hansen, Deepak Chopra, Amazon #1Bestseller, Wake Up, Live the Life You Love - Finding Personal Freedom 
 Author, What You Say Is What You Get® Series: The Secret Language of Great Business Results Dr. Linne's Leadership Guides Series Positive Quotient PQ® Questionnaire Appreciative Quotient AQ® Questionnaire Secrets of Powerful Appreciation for Parents and Children, 2 CD Audio by "Dr. Appreciation" Appreciation: The Secret Key to Magical Marriage Power Course on Intuition for Business Leaders! 

"The greatest challenge is taking complete responsibility for your own greatness." Dr. Linne Copyright 2005-2017. All Rights Reserved. Dr. Linne Bourget, M.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.

Friday, January 06, 2017

Welcome to the What You Say Is What You Get(R) Blog

From Dr. Linne Bourget for Positive Leaders--December 2016/January 2017
Before You Even Think of Setting Goals, Read This!!
Santa's 2016 Leadership Checklist--What Would He Say About You?

I was thinking about doing the usual inspirational poem for the holidays, then Santa popped in with a great idea!

Welcome to Santa's quick year in review mini-workshop for leaders, and yes, it's more than being nice!  This is Nice 2.0, or even better, Nice exponentialized!

Take time to answer these key questions...what would Santa put in your stocking? My senior executive clients review everything at year's end to make sure they are poised for greater success.

1.  How appreciative are you of those who work with you? How high is your Appreciative Quotient(R) AQ?
2.  How well do you manage and leverage your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual power in your business?
3.  How much are you stretching to learn new things and grow as a leader?
4.  How precisely do you focus on your leadership technique?
5.  How powerfully do you persist in your business?
6.  How attuned are you to the inner world or spiritual level of your business, yourself and those working with you?
7. How strongly do you use positive leadership to protect your business from the negative factors in the world? How high is your Positive Quotient(R) PQ?
8. How effectively do you delegate?  Are you burning out?  Seeing health problems?
9. How deeply do you know your own strengths?  How many can you list? Hint: You need at least 50 to succeed! (If this is hard, we can help you! I am the national pioneer in appreciative strengths-based leadership systems.)

How would you answer these questions?
What are you doing well?  Where do you need to focus for stronger leverage?

As the year winds down, your answers to these can help you plan for 2017, so please keep these in mind before planning!

I appreciate all your work and businesses and your positive leadership commitments!
"The greatest challenge is taking complete responsibility for your own greatness." Dr. Linne's
Power Quotes

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Peace and prosperity,
Dr. Linne 

"Build on Your Best" Giving you the power to predict, profit, & protect
Dr. Linne Bourget M.A. M.B.A. Ph. D www.oldpowernewpower.com www.whatyousayiswhatyouget.com
Pioneer, strengths-based leadership, Master Intuition System
Founder/CEO 480-767-1717 Institute for Transformation Leaders& Consultants
Strategist, Consultant, Speaker, Author of From Old Power to New Power – Which Leaders Will Survive?
Co-author with Mark Victor Hansen, Deepak Chopra, Amazon #1Bestseller, Wake Up, Live the Life You Love - Finding Personal Freedom
Author, What You Say Is What You Get® Series: The Secret Language of Great Business Results, Dr. Linne's Leadership Guides Series, Positive Quotient ®PQ Questionnaire Appreciative Quotient ® AQ Questionnaire, Secrets of Powerful Appreciation for Parents and Children, 2 CD Audio by "Dr. Appreciation" Appreciation: The Secret Key to Magical Marriage 
Copyright 2005-2017. All Rights Reserved. Dr. Linne Bourget, M.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.