What I learned this week. #coachjoe

Pull leaders are powerful and inspiring, fusing people-centric values with a commitment to getting results. #coachjoe


Pull leaders are powerful and inspiring, fusing people-centric values with a commitment to getting results. #coachjoe

🏆Pull leaders are exceptional in their ability to define and establish what it means to ‘win’. They foster collaboration among team members, setting winning benchmarks for long-term success.

🔺The pull leader instills the importance of the mission by emphasizing how to measure “winning” when moving forward.

5 practical applications of pull leadership and their impact on teams:

1️⃣. Utilizing Pull Leadership to Increase Employee Engagement: Pull leadership can help teams become more engaged and empowered in their roles by creating an environment of trust, respect, and collaboration. This can lead to increased productivity and job satisfaction.

2️⃣. Leveraging Pull Leadership to Enhance Team Performance: Pull leadership encourages teams to work together and trust each other, leading to improved performance and results.

3️⃣. Strengthening the Team’s Collaborative Culture: Pull leadership helps teams build a culture of collaboration, which can foster innovation and creativity.

4️⃣. Utilizing Pull Leadership to Motivate Teams: Pull leadership can help motivate teams to stay focused and productive by providing clear direction and guidance.

5️⃣. Encouraging Pull Leadership to Foster Resilience: Pull leadership helps teams develop resilience by encouraging them to take ownership of their work and take risks when necessary. This can help teams become more flexible and adaptive to changing circumstances.

Embrace the grind. Enjoy the journey. Keep listening. @balancecubed


“Episode 52: “Push versus Pull in Leadership”. Our 1 year anniversary!

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High-performance teams focus on long-term sustainable solutions. #coachjoe


Developing high-performance teams requires thorough root-cause analysis. So the team can define actions that get us back on track.

Define the problem:

🔺 Are we working in ways that is positive and constructive?

🔺 Are we getting producing the actions necessary that create results?

🔺 What’s the real issue?

🔺 Who is it impacting?

🔺 How big of an impact? To what extent?

🆑 Frequently, communicating clear expectations for each team member.

👉🏻 Open and ongoing feedback.

👉🏻 Communicate the why: business objectives

👉🏻 Use technology to encourage habits of accountability.

“The Path to Emotional Riches: A Tale of Perseverance”

Your elders seemed as tall and mighty as superheroes, the poster on the wall a reminder of how you wished to soar. Watching your neighbor cruise up in a shiny new car, you dreamt of wealth and saved for something that felt like it belonged in a fairytale. Looking out at the night sky, you hoped against hope for an impossible miracle to appear. Waiting patiently – yet not really prepared – for what’s to come.

The radio played tunes of talent beyond yours; still, you beat rhythms on makeshift drums until they became distorted and off-key. Preachers demanded attention from all around while inside you thought “I could do that!”, only to remember afterwards it was just a wishful reverie.

Climbing up life’s ladder, though standing on its shakiest rung, brought a sense of ambition despite the gridlock ahead.

As the collection jar is handed around, you stay in line and work harder than anyone else present. You strive to make progress by getting up early and staying late, taking in every word from spiritual success books. Even when the storm rages on with no end of waves in sight, you sail through it all without fear. Through thick and thin, your courage gets stronger as you overcome each obstacle that comes your way.

Though moments of self-doubt try to creep in, comparing yourself against an unattainable standard or feeling like a fraud among others, you paddle through empty seas and grow thicker skinned as criticism slides off your back. You keep climbing higher despite inner voices questioning your worthiness – bruised knuckles and scraped knees only fuel your fire up ahead.

By the end of this arduous journey, not only are you more empowered but also immensely grateful for all its lessons along the way; whereas many have given up en route to their goals, faith has given you resolve. Being financially wealthy is not a prerequisite for being enormously successful; our real wealth lies within our loving connections with people who inspire us daily.

Our true success cannot be measured in money, but rather in the strong and knowledgeable relationships we build with our family members and friends. These connections provide us with the emotional wealth that is often more desirable than financial gain. Despite the difficulties of life’s journey, we can remain emboldened by a sense of faith which gives us the resolve to push forward. In this way, we become self-made emotional millionaires who are enriched by experiences that money cannot buy.

Written by Joseph Clementi (Coach Joe) Copyright © 2023

The right people either charge your growth, or they deplete your growth. #coachjoe

Effective leadership has a lot to do with inspiring, aligning, and then activating—but it doesn’t end there.

“Whether you’re a leader in an organizational setting or have high-influence in some other capacity, improving your leadership begins with a focus on improving what you’re already good at.” – CliftonStrengths

Smart leadership means never presuming that you have a natural right to leadership.

Establishing leadership is different from exercising leadership.

From potential to reality. The right mindset to do and be the best version of yourself, even when it’s hard. #coachjoe


Minutes and moments in ego. The devil in disguise. #coachjoe


Minutes and moments in ego. The devil in disguise. #coachjoe

➡️For a leader, ego is a powerful tool that can propel the team through some very tough circumstances. It’s a partner with the power to boost you over self-imposed limitation barriers.

👉🏻Leadership Ego can be the strength and courage to lift team spirits when life throws curveballs. It’s admirable in the right situation and adversarial in others.

🆑We need our ego to give us courage to keep moving despite the perceived warning signs of fear.

👊🏻Ego can strengthen our resolve and ignite a spark that’s been dormant.
It’s our light at the end of a dark tunnel.

⚠️Ego has an alter ego. It can be used for nefarious reasons as well. Unhealthy ego is like adding fuel to an open flame.

🔥Too much of it and the flame gets too hot for anyone to be near.

⌛️There are minutes and moments where we need to “put our ego in our pocket”.

5 practices for leadership ego:

  1. Remind yourself you embody the face of leadership. You are not the body of leadership.
  2. Regularly solicit feedback, seeking guidance in support of others.
  3. Delegate priorities and celebrate successes.
  4. Champion growth and cheerlead momentum.
  5. Remain steadfast in the winds of adversity, accountable in times of failure, dependable in times of need, and unrelenting in the quest for growth.

Embrace the grind. Enjoy the journey. Keep listening.

Stop chasing happiness. Many people connect happiness to the achievement of certain goals or aspirations…#coachjoe


A prestigious award, a big raise, an exciting new relationship, a fancy new car, losing weight, these things can make us feel great at first, but the thrill doesn’t last very long.

Human beings are quick to adapt to new circumstances—a quality that has helped us survive and thrive. But it also means that the positive things that initially make us happier soon become our new normal and we return to our old happiness baseline.

What it takes is an inner change of perspective and attitude. And that’s truly good news, because it’s something anyone can do.

Practice with presence:
🔺Train your brain to be more in-tune with your words and thoughts.
🔺Nurture and enjoy relationships.
🔺 Live in the moment and savor the blessings when you don’t get what you want.
🔺Focus on helping others!
🔺 Take better care of your health.

Tell me 👇🏻down below: what are you doing to focus and live in the present moments. What else would you add?