This author Delaina Baker has created 12 entries.

Feedback: The Fuel to your Future

Feedback: The Fuel to your Future

Once you live into your dreams, working isn’t going to feel like working. And, you may even wonder if you’re doing it right… Because, for so long you have believed that to be successful you had to work HARD, which translated to NO JOY.  “Yet, when you get it right, joy and hard work you will find synonymous.” Fear Factor We often talk about how to give feedback effectively, though rarely do we hear talk about how to accept feedback constructively.
celebrate your daily success

Celebrating Daily Success

Why do I feel like I am always running in place?  Likely because you simply are not celebrating daily success! A recurring problem with high-achieving, high-performing individuals is that we ALWAYS think we could have done more in a particular day.  Have you experienced this? You have a full schedule planned for the day and you get the majority of it completed, but at the end of the day you seem to be hyper focused only on what you didn’t get
The aha moment we all need

From My Own Business Coach and The Day My Life Changed, for the Better, Forever.

Has anyone ever revealed an observation so powerful that in that moment your life changed forever? A statement that having heard it, you could never forget it? Perhaps a statement that pointed you toward a new course that you never expected? This is precisely what happened to me from my own business coach on a late Friday afternoon in January 2015. The Observation That fateful afternoon I was on a call with my executive business coach; a coach I had sought

5 Steps to Staying Distraction Free

Have you ever tried to accomplish ALL the things you set out to do in a day? If so, you’ll know that it’s difficult because of all the distractions. So what do you do? Many people find success by using their employees, boss, or family as an excuse for not accomplishing the things that need to get done. But they’re using excuses and not holding themselves accountable. I am here to tell you it isn’t easy to get everything done that

Do you get upset when your boss gives you feedback?

Have you ever tried to not “react” defensively to your boss when they give you feedback? If so, you’ll know that it’s difficult not to at the moment because your mind is swirling and you are trying to process the comment. So, what do you do? Many people have found success by resisting the feedback and ignoring it. But that doesn’t work. This post will tell you one simple “trick” you can utilize during any coaching or feedback session that will
Time management tips and tricks thinking time

Time Management Tips and Tricks

Have you ever tried to get ahead of problems at work? Have you been dreaming of being a more proactive leader instead of a reactive leader? If so, you’ll know that it is difficult because there are always fires to put out and people needing something from you. Time management as a leader or manager can be a lot to juggle. So, what do you do? Many people become more proactive once an issue occurs. But there is a more effective

Getting Employees to be Solution Minded

As a leader, have you ever tried to get your managers and employees to come to you with solutions, not just their problems? If so, you know that it’s difficult because you have been enabling them for years by being the problem solvers. So, what do you do? Many people decide to give up and continue to be the “problem solver” in their business. But there’s definitely another way. This post will tell you what you need to know to make
Put Yourself First

Put yourself first! Let’s Get Back On Track!

As a leader, have you ever put your well-being last and you struggle to put yourself first? If so, you’ll know that it’s difficult because it can catch up with you by showing up as sickness, stress, lower back pain, weight gain, etc. So, what do you do? Many people wait for the signs to get louder before they take action and put themselves first, but this is a reactive approach. If you want a long-term strategy for your well-being, you

Tips to Balance Work & Family Life

Are there people in your life (partner, child, friends) who frequently complain that they never see you? Are you dedicated to your career but find it challenging to balance work and family? How do we balance it all? Many keep charging ahead, working 70 hour weeks without any free time for friends or family. However, the disconnection grows and results in long-lasting ramifications on mental and physical well-being. BUT…there’s another way. The tips below will help balance work and a family

Building Successful Implementation Processes

Are you spending time producing processes that no one follows? Getting others to follow your lead is not easy. Many think writing employees up for not following procedure will punish them into utilizing them. However, it doesn’t work. Employees begrudgingly use them but not to their fullest or most effective means possible. It’s time to build genuinely successful implementation processes.  Engage Employees The best method to ensure “buy-in” from employees on the new implementation process is to engage them during the