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We “pinned the tail on the donkey” to become better leaders

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Leadership Qualities Challenge2 (3)At Solutions Advisors, our vision is to inspire others to reach their full potential. As sales leaders and coaches, we are driven to seek out the best performers and to intentionally build stronger teams, which was the focus of our company’s semi-annual meeting last month. From JC Thompson, EVP and “chief disrupter” of Aspire, a national leadership development group, we participated in games like “pin the tail on the donkey” to learn that leadership and communication is hard work._N6A7915-2-small

According to Aspire, only 4 percent of people perform at the level of ‘outstanding’ meaning they consistently deliver the highest level of results, while 17% are considered ‘top notch’ and 72% are mediocre performers. The remaining 7 percent? Naysayers or, as JC referred to them, “pukers.” The job of a leader, and the goal of Solutions Advisors, is to invoke the “Six Pillars of Intentional Leadership”™ as identified by Aspire: Connection, Clean Communication, Compassion, Higher Purpose, Participation and 100% Responsibility and Accountability. As a young aspiring company, Solutions Advisors is committed to continuous development of our own team members using both Aspire as well as StrengthsFinder 2.0 by bestselling author Tom Rath, to uncover individual strengths and build effective teams, and to deliver excellent results for our clients. For more information about Aspire’s unique approach to leadership development visit: