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Steven Iwersen
I'm a Keynote Speaker with a strong belief that you should never bore your audience with the truth.
Interests: travel, sailing, fly fishing, kansas city bbq, jazz music
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Leaders know that there will be times when people disagree with the direction or even with their leadership style. The danger of losing leadership credibility comes when we try to seek the approval of everyone, at the expense of the purpose of the organization. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at Leaders ViewPointe
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Distractions are the daily challenge business leaders must overcome in order to accomplish their greatest priorities! What are the common distractions? How can you stay focused? In this article, Steven Iwersen offers a statement that triggers 3 actions leaders can take to prevent distractions. Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at Leaders ViewPointe
Leaders Thought: Refuse to accept a setback as a sign of failure. Resolve to exercise your mind and act within your power to overcome or to start anew. Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2016 at Leaders ViewPointe
What happens when a leader fails to stay focused? Or worse yet, changes the direction and vision without involving the team members that are key to the success of the business? In this blog post, Steven Iwersen retells a conversation with a frustrated manager and TWO Questions that leaders should be considering daily! Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2016 at Leaders ViewPointe
Leaders Thought: Your "Place" in life is often a result of your "Pace" in life. Race ahead too quickly and you might be walking alone. Move too slowly and you will fall behind, discovering then that the company you keep... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2016 at Leaders ViewPointe
What does a leader lose when they try to force their own agenda on everyone? What is the cost to the organization when a leader doesn't value the time and talent of the team members? Steven Iwersen reveals the GREATEST LOSS you could experience as a leader and THREE INVITATIONS that can help you inspire your team members to be committed to the growth of the organization. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at Leaders ViewPointe
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If you want to reach your goals, have the best year ever and achieve personal success - you have to be prepared to go where others won't and do what others aren't willing to do. The road to success is not paved, it is an off road experience! Steven Iwersen identifies the 10 Things you will discover when you dare to blaze your own path. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at Leaders ViewPointe
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The tendency to get defensive when we are offended is not a great strategy to win friends and influence people! Steven Iwersen suggests that an offensive strategy is your best defense. Discover 5 moves you should make in those awkward moments when someone offends you. Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at Leaders ViewPointe
Top ten benefits a leader gains from taking the time to listen. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Leaders ViewPointe
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Improving your listening skills is the fast track to establishing your credibility as a leader. It also enhances your ability to be more persuasive. Listening to others helps you to know how they think and in turn how to communicate with them. Discover how to improve your listening skills by applying a simple strategy. Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Leaders ViewPointe
The fourth and final method business leaders practice to leverage their "not my job" attitudes into a successful result. Manage the right priorities and take advantage of the extra time. Your satisfaction level and value to the company will increase. Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Leaders ViewPointe
The third practice of successful business leaders is to be the very best in their area of strengths and to be comfortable delegating to others. Here are two ideas to consider in putting this practice into your routines. Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Leaders ViewPointe
The second method that business leaders use to leverage a "not my job" attitude and actually become more successful. Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Leaders ViewPointe
Four methods that can help you manage your own "not my job" attitude and become more successful. Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Leaders ViewPointe
Encourage your employees to say "It's not my job." You can develop a workplace environment that inspires people to take ownership of their role and be more engaged in their work. But be careful, there are a couple of dangers to avoid. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Leaders ViewPointe
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You might want your employees to use the expression, "It's not my job." Steven Iwersen suggests that managers and leaders create an environment in which people begin to see their abilities and contribution as something bigger than just doing a job. Discover how you can lead that kind of change. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Leaders ViewPointe
As a leader in an organization you are expected to create an environment in which people can innovate and build on each others ideas. The traditional method to accomplish that is through brainstorming. But a Harvard professor says that brainstorming doesn't work. What do you think? Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Leaders ViewPointe
We know that change is inevitable. You'd think that leaders would also know by now that including people earlier in the discussions of change would help them to embrace the change. But instead, leaders tend to keep people shut out of the process and it creates a negative result. Steven Iwersen suggests five positive outcomes of sharing important information with the people in your organization that will help make change more successful. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Leaders ViewPointe
Are you putting your audience to sleep or simply frustrating them when you speak? It doesn't matter if your presentation is made from the platform, the boardroom or in the break room - you have a responsibility to be clear and to engage the audience. However, many people fall into the trap of becoming nothing more than "Comma Communicators" and in the process lose credibility, while losing the audience. Steven explains how we easily fall for the trap and offers 3 tips on how to become a better speaker. Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Leaders ViewPointe
The Doritos "Crash the Super Bowl" ad contest winner took a simple "inside the box" idea and turned it into a one million dollar prize. Steven Iwersen describes that the power of imagination can help you leverage creative ideas to your advantage. Ryan Andersen's experience reveals five ways that can help spark your best ideas. Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at Leaders ViewPointe
If you’re looking for something to disrupt the routine patterns in your head and to ignite some fresh thinking of your very own, check out these great blogs. Each one has the potential of unlocking a great idea in your... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2013 at Leaders ViewPointe
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If your business was struggling with a budget issue, would it make sense for your president, executive officers and management team to appear on the morning news shows to tell your emplopyees and investors that things are bad? We expect our leaders to lead, not to campaign. Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2013 at Leaders ViewPointe
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Leadership is not simply the task and responsibility of leading other people or setting the course for a groups success. It must also include the determination and responsibility of self leadership. What kind of course are you setting for your self? Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2013 at Leaders ViewPointe
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A leaders responsibility includes moving people from one position to another. But how do we do that when those very people are uncomfortable with the change or lack the confidence to move forward? Steven Iwersen suggests that the key is in learning how to manage the transitions. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2013 at Leaders ViewPointe
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How does a leader keep the balance between getting results with less and providing a healthy environment for others while the expectations are ever changing? It is like walking a tightrope every day. You can't afford to compromise on the things that matter most. Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2013 at Leaders ViewPointe