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You Cannot Teach What You Don’t Know & Lead Where You Won’t Go

Posted in Leadership Coaching, Sales Coaching with tags , , , , on July 29, 2013 by Dustin Hillis

Those that cannot do, teach.

hypocrite or walk the talk

The world is hypersensitive to hypocrites.  The idea of someone telling me what to do that doesn’t practice what he or she preaches makes me cringe.  Kids see hypocrisy in their parents when the parent tells them to not cuss, meanwhile the parent cusses away.  Salespeople see hypocrisy in their sales manager when he demands they do something that he himself has never done.  The citizens of a country see it in their leader when he asks the country to make sacrifices that he himself is not willing to make.

No one wants to be a hypocrite.  So, why doesn’t everyone walk the talk?  Why do people reach the top and stop doing the activity that got them into that position?  Why do people who’ve never earned anything feel like they deserve something?  The answer is simple yet not easy to hear…entitlement.

Being entitled is so much easier than being a leader.  Entitlement is a gross character flaw trap that people fall into.  Our society has created a world of entitlement.  Think about it.  Parents tell their kids “make good grades, so you can get into the college you deserve”; colleges tell you “get your degree, so you can get the job you deserve”; employers tell you “come work here, so you can make the money you deserve”; marketers tell you “make a lot of money, so you can have the happiness you deserve”.  All the while no one is saying, “You don’t deserve anything!”  We are called to live up to the potential God has given us…nothing more, nothing less.

Leaders lead by example.  Leaders give and don’t expect to receive.  Leaders give advice from a “what I personally do when facing this problem” perspective.  Those who walk the talk, believe in other people and have an abundance-giving attitude inspire people to follow them.  Those who talk a big game without backing it up expect others to do all the work for them, and feel like everyone owes them something.

Do you walk the talk?  Or, do you focus on what you deserve?

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Leadership Tips from Dan Moore (Part 3: Leadership by Example)

Posted in Sales Coaching with tags , , , , , , , on January 30, 2012 by Dustin Hillis

Leadership By Example.

“You cannot teach what you don’t know; you cannot lead where you won’t go.”

At Southwestern ConsultingTM, we have a saying “if you want respect around here… go sell something.”  The reason I’m personally committed to working as a partner at the Southwestern Family of Companies is because the leadership lives by this philosophy, “You cannot teach what you don’t know; you cannot lead where you won’t go.”

Dan Moore

Dan Moore, the President of the Southwestern Advantage

Henry Bedford

Henry Bedford the CEO/ Chairman of the Board of the Southwestern Family of Companies

Spencer Hays

Spencer Hays the majority shareholder of all of the Southwestern Family of Companies, Founder of Tom James, and many more successful businesses

Dan, Henry, and Spencer have all personally been in the trenches and sold books door-to-door to earn their stripes at Southwestern.

When Dan Moore takes the stage, his keynote is called “Mr. Mediocrity” and he goes on to tell a story about how he personally learned how “his mind is not his friend”, and how he first learned how to use Positive Mental Attitude techniques to help rewire his negative way of thinking.  Anyone who knows Dan would agree that he is one of the most positive people on earth.  Dan personally sold books, recruited teams to sell books and managed people on the field.  When Dan recruited people, he would tell them “I’m not going to ask you to do anything that I’m not willing to do”.  Living by this philosophy is probably one of the main reasons that Dan has gone from being an intern selling books door-to-door as a college student at Harvard University to now being the President of the Southwestern Advantage.

At Southwestern ConsultingTM, we take the leadership example from Dan Moore and apply to everything we teach and do.  In order for someone to be a Southwestern ConsultingTM Certified Sales Performance Coach, they have to have 10 years of experience and certifiable awards of being a top producer.  Additionally, all of our coaches have to sell coaching in order to be a coach.  In order to be relevant and provide true value to our clients, we believe a coach’s successes in the past, books they’ve written, and amazing accomplishments they’ve achieved is what gets them in the position of being a coach.  But actually selling coaching and personally being a top producer is what makes them a great coach, and how they keep their job, and ultimately become a partner in our consulting firm!

“You cannot teach what you don’t know; you cannot lead where you won’t go.”

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