AIM IT Leadership Academy: Self-Management & Empowerment

This months AIM IT leadership Academy was held at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Nebraska. This was a my first time at this building.


The session was in the Aksarben room. The room had pictures of when Aksarben had horse racing.

The topic was Self Management & Empowerment. The facilitator of the session was Randy Roberts. She talked about how this day would be packed with information.

Do you believe you are a extraordinary person outside of work?
Some people can’t just turn it one and be Amazing. A person has to have standards to who they want to be in life.

What are my standards vs Accomplishments? Who do I need to be at work vs life? Is my life better than before? As a person I need to find Source of what makes life better?

  • Self-Awareness: Environmental to live life.
  • Responsibility of Leader is dual for self and others.

Any result in life is based on actions. As individuals we go straight to actions. Should we look at more. Organization entrenches the culture of action, but else is there besides action in a organization.


Convinced of a belief is the truth to most of us. How to agree something is Real? Reality exists and persists without us. To find the difference between something real? A person needs to find secondary Decisions: Collect data to be right? That is real.

Opinion, Assessment comes from speaking?
Language over belief. Powerful Reality will cause results to go up.

Describe Self
1) Consistent
2) Creative
3) Reliable

A adult only has to hear 3 things to be influenced. We have behaviors to act certain way. Don’t stand a chance unless we resist of lure to full fill a role
There is a time in our life that something was said that shaped our life: Mine is “When you are tired you have to work the hardest”

When a person makes stuff up: Everything goes wrong, things you do will go wrong. You see this in opinion vs reality. A opinion is that “Technology People are not good at working with people” People say crazy things if you let them. People make things up to force a story. The Behavior allows people to  get stuck.

People take extraordinary when given option. There is a capability


you can be right, but both are not right
When you lead with a story and believe you are right it leads
Behavior Address
top person who give permission to act this way are they broken and not acceptable.

The Line

Randy talked about a line. It is how much are you above something vs how low will you keep yourself.

In an conversation with someone. How long can you stay above or below line? How long to be relevant?

90% Awareness: Where you are at the moment. Recognize are you above or below the line. When Awareness is below the line 10% of are not aware.

Get focus and take a minute to get back
Adults lead better before than after a conversation.
People need to recover when things don’t go their way. Leaders forgive people fast. How do I recover personally? I breath, stand and shake head.


In life you don’t generate promise of who you will be.
Well meaning, promise. Life by Design

Who am I committed to be in the future?

My bold statement: “Who am I in this world. I am a confident person who is committed to encourage the people closest to my heart.”

Hero’s are everywhere. Be a hero to others.  Listen powerfully to others. Listen with heart. Let them know you are there.
Creativity = listening
Don’t hijack conversation to interject your thoughts.
Emails are for information not communication. Don’t hide behind your computer. Who do I have to be to make this happen. Fear is a good thing. Over promise is growth. Deepest fear is that we are powerful. Liberate fear.

Saying right thing, but not acting a certain way is not the way to live. Can’t speak powerfully but have behavior.

Love your people so they can become fierce.

When you give people  a choice they become extraordinary. People want to be amazing. Love shows up in Reality.

What registers for people to respond? Contribution of someone letting you in. Hire Expert People. Relate to powerful people. That is leadership.

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