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Tampa Bay Speaker, Author, and Thought Leader Jeff Nischwitz Engages Business Leaders on How Best To Lead

April 7, 2020

Tampa-based author and speaker Jeff Nischwitz, CEO of the Nischwitz Group, has been helping business owners to glean insight into better leadership strategies through his daily newsletter.

Mike Foti, President of Innovative Building Solutions & Innovative Home Org, said this about Jeff’s recent newsletter “Play Your Percentages” (featured at the end of this article): “As an entrepreneurial business owner I need to reflect on how best to lead our team and equip leaders on the best approaches as well. Jeff’s morning insights get me to stop, reflect and re-evaluate my approach to not only drive for better results, but to provide a caring and compassionate work environment as well. Jeff’s tips are so good I’m often forwarding them to my team to get their day started off on the right foot also. Jeff – thanks for what you do to motivate (and improve the leadership skills) of an entrepreneur like me and our team. Keep motivating and inspiring!”

To sign up for Jeff’s newsletters The Daily Shift and The Story, follow this link:

Be sure to also check out The Nischwitz Group website:

Play Your Percentages

“I regularly have people call me for advice on becoming a speaker or coach, and it usually includes a statement like this: ‘All my friends keep telling me that I should be a speaker/coach.’ My response is usually “Have any of them ever paid you as a speaker/coach?’ The answer is nearly always ‘No.’ Nothing wrong with that except that the people we often rely upon for advice are not in a position to give us an informed opinion.

I’ve realized that there are three groups of people in our lives, and I’ve made up the following percentages:

The people who will always tell us how amazing we are and to go for it (45%)

The people who will always tell us that we should play it safe and not go for it (45%)

The people who believe in you, who will encourage you to go for it AND who will give you honest and objective feedback on things to consider (10%).

The first group feels great to hear, but they can lead us off course without intending to. The second group is hard to hear, but we often listen to them because they’re advice is safe.

The most precious third group is the Holy Grail – the people will love and support you AND be honest with you to help you be prepared for your journey. Be discerning about the people around you and what they share. Most important, pay attention to which group people are in so you can listen to their input with a discerning heart and ear. Listen to everyone but play the percentages when it comes to the weight that you give each group.”

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