Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. Reviews: How To Embrace Failure In Order To Become Successful!

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. offers a Management Development Program for our people to gain experience, provide personal and professional development, and to teach our people the skills they need to be successful. Part of the advancement process within our company is learning how to fail correctly and move forward. The people who advance within our company are able to see their so called failures in a different light that helps them learn the right things to do. So, when we came across this article from Forbes Magazine, we had to share it with our people.

 

“If you’ve never failed, you’ve never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was considered a failure from an early age. He didn’t speak until he was almost 4 years old and didn’t have fluent conversation until he was almost 12. Because of this, his teachers and family thought he wouldn’t amount to much. As most of us know, Einstein proved all of these people wrong, however it didn’t happen overnight. It took time, dedication, perseverance, and a willingness to fail – repeatedly. Those failures were what made it possible for him to achieve greatness and be remembered as he is today, a genius. Why was he able to achieve this? Because each time he failed, he used it as a lesson and moved forward.

Changing the way you view failure can help you move forward in life. It’s not always a bad thing. If you manage to learn, your failure can be the exact thing that propels you to find success.


 

Here are a few tips to help you start changing your mindset, today!

1. The only person you can control is yourself.

You might manage employees, but you certainly can’t control them. If you micro-manage them, you’re doing it wrong. Hire the best and most brilliant and get out of their way and let them do their job. If you’re a used to a controlling management style, this will probably be tough. But the sooner you can start letting go, the better off your people and your company will be.

Some people view failure as the ultimate loss of control. It isn’t. You can’t control the weather, the market, or a bad campaign response. But, what you can control is your reaction to it. Instead of blowing a fuse or assigning blame, you can choose to take responsibility, learn from your mistakes, and make corrections going forward.

 

2. The only person who can help you is yourself.

Anyone else in your life will let you down at some point. This isn’t a negative, its human nature. You will let down other people who count on you at some point too, no one is perfect. But, the only person you can count on 100 percent of the time is you. Once you realize that you’re the one in control of your own destiny, you can begin to make a significant change. It won’t be easy but it’s possible.

Start by realizing that everything is your fault, good or bad. If things go well, it’s your fault, so be happy! If things aren’t going so good, it’s your fault. Take accountability, own up to it, and if it’s necessary, make changes.

 

3. You’re going to need GRIT:

“G” is for guts. Guts is the secret super power that allows you to overcome adversity and steer a course over, under, around, or straight though life’s many obstacles and challenges. Having guts is about living in the moment and doing things you’re afraid of right now. Not tomorrow, not next week, not next month, or even next year. It’s about being confident in your opinion, voicing that opinion, and not being afraid to disagree with people.

“R” is for resilience. Resilience allows us to bounce back from life’s defeats. It also allows you to enjoy the journey on the path to eventual success. The journey will take insatiable drive, the compulsion to create change, and to be the change. It will teach you to genuinely care about people, to care about the community around you, and to care about the impact that you will have on the future. Don’t limit yourself to what is immediately doable. Instead ask yourself, “What is possible?”

“I” is for initiative. Initiative is the entrepreneurial spirit that inspires us to act on our biggest ideas and build a life and career for ourselves. With initiative comes the risk of failure, which is why doing so well is worth it. Either it takes you forward into a new direction, or you fail and those failures take you in a new direction.

“T” is for tenacity. Tenacity ultimately determines how hard we fight for our dreams. Tenacity can be summed up as, “improvise, overcome, adapt,” regardless of the odds. You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t’ take. A tenacious person never has to say “would have,” “could have,” and “should have.” Don’t think too long about things, just go for it! To begin making real progress you need to learn where you’re most comfortable, most skilled, and most proficient. Then, move on and find the place where you feel the most uncomfortable, most uncertain, and the most unsure of yourself. That’s the first step. Get outside of your comfort zone. Because if you’re always comfortable, you’ll never grow.

 

 

 

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Northeast Consulting Group, Inc Reviews “The Position Myth”

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. is a privately owned firm that specializes in direct marketing, brand building, public relations, and consulting for Fairfield County, Connecticut. Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. is passionate about providing development to our employees outside of just the business world. Our company focuses on the development of the mind and helping our employees reach their full potential. Today, Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. is reviewing, “The Position Myth.” This meeting was created from John Maxwell’s book, 360 Degree Leader.
 

The Position Myth

The position myth is common in the workplace and in any team environment. People tend to be confined and only allow themselves to achieve things that are part of their “position” or “formal role” within a company or team environment. The position myth states, “I can’t lead if I’m not at the top.”
 
The Truth About Leadership:
  • The truth is that 99% of leadership comes from the middle, not the top.
  • “The true measure of leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less.” – John C. Maxwell
 
Misconception #1:
 
Leadership comes from having a position or title:
  • People who agree with this, buy into the myth.
  • These people feel like “potential leaders.”
  • They’re uncomfortable stepping up in the workplace or in a team environment because they don’t have a formal position that states them as a leader. (i.e. Team Captain, Team Leader, Manager, CEO)
 
Misconception #2:
 
Relationships don’t create leadership:
  • People who agree with this don’t focus on building relationships with the other people in the work place or in a team environment.
  • In the Long Term, people who buy into this misconception feel increased unhappiness and start looking for a new leader, team, or organization.
 
The truth is that Leadership is derived from influence. The easiest and most effective way to  create influence is to build the right kind of relationships with the other people around you in the workplace or in a team environment.
 
The type of Leadership that someone can have is broken down into 5 Levels. Position, Permission, Production, People Development, and Person-hood.
 

The 5 Levels of Leadership:

 

1. Position
  • Rights.
  • People follow you because they have to, your influence won’t extend from there. (i.e. Manager, Team Captain, CEO, etc.)
  • You can only do the position you’re given and your influence will only extend to the boundaries of your job description.
So how do you get yourself out of the Position level?
  • Start doing things to increase your influence outside of your stated position.
  • Ask yourself these questions: Do I have to be at the top of the chart to create relationships with others/ Do I have to have the top title to help others and myself be more productive?
  • Start changing your mindset. Understand that influence is disposition, not position. You get out what you put in.
  • “Leadership is a choice, not a place you sit, you can make a difference no matter where you are.”
2. Permission
  • Relationships.
  • People follow you because they want to. 
  • Your influence now extends beyond your stated authority.
  • You’ve now started to build relationships with the people you desire to lead, you genuinely care about people, they trust you, and have now given you their permission to lead them.
  • People who are highly motivated tend to become restless in this phase because they desire more, they want to advance and continue to extend their influence.
3. Production
  • Results.
  • People follow you because of what you have done.
  • This is where long term success is sensed by most people.
  • The people around you like you and what you’re doing, you’re able to help people fix problems with minimal effort because of the positive momentum you’ve created.
  • If the people you lead succeed in getting the job done because of your contribution to the team, they will look to you more to lead the way. 
  • This is a win-win situation.
4. People Development
  • Reproduction.
  • People follow you because of what you have done for them. 
  • You have to understand how to move through the other four phases to get here.
  • This shows that someone has a commitment to developing others, they understand that developing other people and teaching them ensures ongoing growth for the organization, team, and the people within it.
  • The goal is to get here, and stay here.
  • People reach this mark by genuinely caring about the people they lead. They mentor them, help them develop their skills, and sharpen their leadership ability.
5. Personhood
  • Respect.
  • People follow you because of who you are and what you represent.
  • It usually takes years of growing and developing people and an organization to reach this point.
  • It’s difficult to get to this phase, but those who make it have a profound impact on the people around them.
  • This is not a level that someone can strive to achieve because it is outside of your direct control. Only other people can put someone here because it is derived from a feeling.
  • People who make it here have succeeded in leading and succeeding through the first four levels for a long period of time and they’ve earned the reputation of a level-five leader. 
 
All in all, this myth hits home with what Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. strives to do within this company. We are looking to empower people to step out of their stated job roles and start creating influence and leadership on their own. This is what breeds a successful leader. This is what breeds a successful manager. This is what breeds a business partner. That is what we want for the representatives within our company.