About Steve Lishansky

Steve Lishansky, CEO of Optimize International, is a Hall-of-Fame executive coach, speaker, facilitator, and consultant known for elevating and accelerating the performance and results of CIO’s, CEO’s, and their teams. He is the author of one Amazon #1 best-selling leadership and influence book. His new book – The Ultimate Client Relationship Handbook for CIO’s and IT Professionals – And Everyone Who Wants To Get More Impact, Value, and Business Leverage from Their IT Investment is due out in mid 2019. Contact Steve at www.OptimizeIntl.com, Steve@OptimizeIntl.com or call 978-369-4525.
1st Aug, 2021

The Leadership Decision-Making Process

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In this article, I talk about the importance of leadership decision-making and how it shows itself in everyday business. Read the insights here...

8th Apr, 2021

Leadership Decision Making

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In this article, I talk about the importance of leadership decision-making and how it shows itself in everyday business. Read the insights here...

14th Feb, 2021

Building & Strengthening Resilience

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When is the last time that an obstacle you encountered knocked you down, pushed you around, and kicked you off track?

When is the last time you achieved something great and meaningful – without having to face a significant obstacle?

The difference between these two situations lies in your ability to be resilient.  The ability to face whatever comes your way with […]

17th Jan, 2021

50 Choices Dilemma of Leadership Decision Making

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In leadership decision making, “What should I do next?”, is the most consistently asked question.  Every great leader, manager, and professional needs to make these decisions well to be highly successful.

I challenge leaders to address this systemically by considering their thinking and decision-making on what I call the ‘50 Choices Dilemma.’

50 Choices Dilemma

Very briefly it goes like […]

30th Nov, 2020

The Power of Gratitude – When Used All Year Long

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“Gratitude is the precursor to joy” is one of my favorite quotes – and a great guide to living.  In the midst of whatever is going on, personally and professionally, recognizing all that we are grateful for tunes your mind, attention, energy and spirit to a better state.  

When you really need to be at […]

4th Nov, 2020

Being Right is Insufficient for Being Effective

By |2020-11-04T14:39:47+00:00November 4th, 2020|0 Comments

I am sure you have encountered this situation before.  You give your client or colleague the absolute right answer to an important issue.  Instead of being grateful, they don’t appreciate, respect, nor recognize the value of your solution, work, or contribution to them.

We all want and enjoy a meaningful relationship where people appreciate and recognize the value of our solutions […]

23rd Oct, 2020

4 Levels of Leadership Decision-Making

By |2021-06-28T16:00:49+00:00October 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

The 4 Levels of Leadership Decision Making framework allows leaders – and those who need to influence their clients, colleagues, and teams – to be far more effective, with far greater ease.

When it comes to better decision-making processes and skills, understanding how people think, evaluate and decide is immensely valuable. Your ability to be effective with both […]

30th Sep, 2020

How to Lead Change

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The greatest key to success in dealing with significant change is to understand that change must be led – it cannot be managed. Managing implies an orderly application of plans, processes, and resources. Unfortunately change is rarely easily contained and channeled with a simple plan, predictable processes, and simply telling your resources what you expect of them.

When you are leading […]

10th Sep, 2020

Why Leadership Vision Matters

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The best, most successful leaders and organizations have leadership vision. What are the less accomplished, under-performing leaders are missing?

The most successful have the keys to:

  • Clearer focus on what is most important and valuable
  • Faster decision making – at every level of the organization
  • Aligning efforts towards achieving what most matters for success
  • Connection to and sense […]
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