Blog By Todd Hanna
For Individuals & Organizations
Committed To Reaching New Heights
Leadership is not transactional. It’s not a about volume. Leadership is personal. It’s about individuals. It’s about others. Leadership is not a game of chance. In leadership, you must be present to win…and not just in the traditional sense of the word.
As leaders, we owe it to our people, to our organizations, and to our communities to be artists. To be someone who uses our skill and imagination to affect others emotionally. Being an artist isn’t about title, environment, or structure. Being an artist is about intent; the intent to share. And the tools of an artist are not found on the shelves of an art supply store; they are found in the heart of the artist.
How you show up matters. Period. If you want to make 2017 your most successful year yet, your focus should be on how you show up…your mindset…not just where & when you show up in the new year.
Gratitude is an attitude. It’s a mindset. Gratitude is not an action. Saying thanks is what you do when you show up. And believe me, saying thanks is important! But, gratitude is bigger than that. Gratitude is how you show up. And, in my opinion, how you show up matters… not just on the fourth Thursday of November, but all day, every day.
“Marines Don’t Do That” is an ethos. It is the fundamental character of Marines and of the Marine Corps. It is what informs those split-second, life changing/life saving/life ending decisions that Marines often make, as well as the day-to-day decisions that accompany the life of being a Marine. Most importantly, it also empowers Marines to hold one another accountable.
Two weeks ago, I completed a long-time goal of mine… the Grand Traverse. Upon completing the traverse this year, I reflected on what it was that kept me going…what it was that ensured I didn’t quit? And, I asked myself, “is that “something” transferable to other parts of my life, my business, and to my clients?”
Today marks a special day not only in American history, but also in world history. Seventy-two years ago, on June 6, 1944, the Allied Invasion of Normandy… also known as D-Day… took place. And, while we should all pause to honor those whose sacrifice was the ultimate,...
Like most veterans, I’m often asked about the lessons I learned during my time in the military… … about how I translate what I learned on the battlefield to my role(s) in the boardroom.
Whether you’re running a company, leading troops in battle, or scaling mountains… a map, a mission, and a compass are essential to success.
Belay On isn’t just a name to me. Nor is it simply a way of doing business. For me, it’s a way of life. It’s a commitment to the safety, challenge, and growth of others.