Self Improvement Archives - Building Champions

Time is perishable, irreplaceable, and keeps moving forward whether we like it or not. So, how do we make the most of it? By identifying our priorities and using the four-category time management method.

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As 2020 comes to a close, Daniel Harkavy reflects on the year and shares the importance of creating a Life Plan. If this year has left you feeling off-course or adrift, it’s time to review, reflect, and plan.

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Whether you lead at home or work, how you start and end your day plays a significant role in how you show up as a leader, a friend, and a partner.
Principal Coach Dan Foster walks you through how to “bookend your day”, highlighting key elements to intentionally include in your morning and night routines to improve your well-being and productivity.

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Dan Foster, Principal Coach at Building Champions, talks about the importance of transforming our beliefs in the journey to Becoming a Coaching Leader and shares six questions every coaching leader must answer. Watch Dan’s short video to learn how you can transform your beliefs.

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Todd Mosetter, Vice President and Executive Coach at Building Champions, talks about strengths and weaknesses. Instead of the traditional way we think of strengths and weaknesses, Todd presents a new way to frame them that can help you destress and reenergize.

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Over the past several months, most of us have found ourselves forced to re-work and re-examine our routines and rhythms, especially around how we start our days. With work and life and everything else being smashed together in new and challenging ways, many of our clients have found their morning routines disrupted and tested. Even leaders who would have considered their routines an area of strength in the past have experienced some new challenges in our new reality.

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Dan Foster, Vice President and Principal Coach at Building Champions, shares his journey from being a manager to becoming a coaching leader. 

 

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Moving from Manager to Coach – 4 Steps to Becoming a Coaching Leader

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You know from the moment I became a manager, I knew I wanted to do things different from how I had been managed in the past. Not that I had terrible managers in my career. In fact, I’m still friends with a number of people who managed me early on.

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It was about three weeks ago when I realized the Covid-19 crisis was going to be different than anything I had experienced in my life. The predictions saying it would be over quickly turned out to be wrong and the phrase “new normal” became the way we all described this new way of life and work.

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We don’t have to tell you that the mortgage industry is a complex and highly competitive field. The stakes are high for your clients – they need confident and successful mortgage professionals. 

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Leaders get asked to do a lot of things. In fact, the more successful you are in life aspects, the more you will be asked to do. Here lies an irony for the successful leader – a leader in business, at home, or anywhere in life: The more I accomplish the more I have to manage.

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Time to Reflect

Growing up as a TV fan in the ‘80s, I was forced to get comfortable with waiting. When my favorite show ended on Tuesday at 9 p.m. (like this one or this one), we were forced to wait 7 long days to see what happened next to the characters we loved. In that forced hiatus,… Read More

Fighting a Fixed Mindset

Let’s be honest: 2020 has been a challenging year. That’s not to say there haven’t been moments of triumph and opportunity, but for many of us our mindsets and perspective have been tested like never before. We’ve been forced to re-think our rhythms, routines, priorities and schedules, all while dealing with a tsunami of change… Read More

The 7 Perspectives Video Series

Part I: Your Decisions & Influence In the first of a three-part video series, Daniel Harkavy explores how your decisions and influence affect everything from promotions to gaining and keeping the trust of your team and peers.  Read Video Transcript