From Stranger to Raving Fan

Jan 22, 2021
 

LEADER'S FIELD GUIDE

A road map exists for converting potential clients to raving fans of your products and services. Discover the 8 stops on the Customer Value Journey.


Usually, it’s hours passed my bedtime before the band even starts their sound checks! I’m not a huge concert fan, and for those keeping score, I happen to be married to one! I am the one impatiently waiting for the opening band to hurry up, so the headliner can get on with their performance. Oh, and the dreaded...

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Situational Brainstorming

Jan 15, 2021
 

LEADER'S FIELD GUIDE

We all know how to brainstorm: lots of ideas, no judgment. Good leaders must address the nuances presented in various situations. Here are some tips!


What would you call matter synthesized from exact ratios of protein and small particle dispersion of emulsifiers? Well, spumoni ice cream, of course!1 Technically, these colorful layers of chocolate, pistachio, and cherry are milk sherbet, or sherbet combined with milk.2, 3 This delightful dessert traveled from...

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The Next 100 Days

Jan 08, 2021
 

LEADER'S FIELD GUIDE

Extreme arrogance, information bias, and poor communication caused Napoleon Bonaparte to meet his Waterloo. What can we learn from his mistakes?


Congratulations to those who are starting new jobs this month! We’ve been rooting for you and now-- the first 100 days. Actually, we all have the next 100 hundred days. Before we find out what you are doing with yours, a little history. The phrase first 100 days comes to us from the French by way of Napoleon Bonaparte. It...

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WIIFM of Kindness

Jan 01, 2021
 

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If you think of me as a nice person, then you’ve got to hear my origin story. You also need to know what you get back when you are kind to others.


What I am about to tell you may shock you! If you think of me as a nice person, then you could consider this my origin story. The first week of kindergarten, I let my classmates talk me into tipping Billy’s desk over-- with him in it! Oh, it pains me to share this and though my little mind knew Billy was...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Dec 27, 2020

LEADER'S FIELD GUIDE

2 Corinthians 5:17: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! (NIV)

May this new year be filled with blessing and hope,

 

NOTE: In observance of the holiday, Synergy Groups will not meet the week of December 27, 2020. Next quarter starts the week of January 3, 2021!


by Michelle Sugerman • Leading Synergies, LLC • © All Rights Reserved

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Dec 18, 2020

LEADER'S FIELD GUIDE

Luke 2:11: Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. (NIV)

May the blessing of the season be yours,

 

NOTE: In observance of the holiday, Synergy Groups will not meet the week of December 20, 2020. Next quarter starts the week of January 3, 2021!


by Michelle Sugerman • Leading Synergies, LLC • © All Rights Reserved

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2020Q4 REVIEW: Progress

Dec 11, 2020
 

LEADER'S FIELD GUIDE

Let’s reflect on the Leader’s Field Guides from 2020Q4. As you focus on “progress”, how does patience and practice factor into learning and growth?


It’s time for a review! Reflect on 2020Q4 and consider what you’ve incorporated into your leadership and what needs more attention. Think about how each topic challenges you to reflect on your progress over the last three months. What role is practice and patience playing? How can you...

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City of Gold

Dec 04, 2020
 

LEADER'S FIELD GUIDE

Miners worked for $2 per day, braving cave-ins and explosions. The Gold Rush presents leaders perfect examples of sunk, indirect and opportunity costs.


The aspen leaves looked like golden flakes of snow as they jettisoned from the black and white bark in the fall wind. These quaking aspens draw visitors to mountain towns from all over the world. My dad and I were no exception. As we meandered along the San Miguel River, the remaining leaves shimmered in the sun like...

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Learning Styles Myth

Nov 27, 2020
 

LEADER'S FIELD GUIDE

You may not be able to use machine-learning algorithms, but you can entertain and engage learners while appealing to a broad set of learning styles.


I’m learning to speak Spanish. I wanted to say, “I’m trying to learn Spanish.” But, I deserve more credit than that. I can say things like, “There is a bear in the swimming pool,” and “My cat never showers in the morning.” I’ve been asked why I am learning a new language...

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Nov 20, 2020

LEADER'S FIELD GUIDE

1 Corinthians 15:57: But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (NIV)

May this be a time of reflection, gratitude, generosity, and hope…

 

NOTE: In observance of the holiday, Synergy Groups will not meet the week of November 22, 2020.


by Michelle Sugerman • Leading Synergies, LLC • © All Rights Reserved

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