Video:Leadership Locker Room-Your Leadership Halftime

Hello Leaders!

It’s June which means we are already through the first half of the year.  Good news!  We still have an entire second half of the year left, and there still is plenty of time to make this year an amazing year for your leadership. Whether you lead your career, your life, your team and your business, you always have a choice as to leading it or letting it happen to you.  Check out this video for some easy and powerful tips, insight and inspiration to lead the rest of your year.

Thanks for watching!

your coach and fan,

Larysa Slobodian

Principal Consultant & Executive Coach

L4 Leadership LLC


  1. Al June 22, 2014 at 10:02 pm #

    As usual, I enjoy the contents of your pep talks.
    Assuming that your goals are achievable, at half-time the most important activity is changing your tactics so that your goals will be met when it is obvious that your first half tactics are not working as well as you planned. During your half-time activity, you may be forced to conclude that you need to stop their high scorer from scoring so many points and that your man-man defense is not working. Thus, you may decide that you will switch your defender or even double-team their high scorer. etc . Or your goal may be to sell 100 gadgets, but by half-time you do the counting and you discover that you sold just 40. The big new tactic might be, to do more advertising, change the salesman, etc.
    I feel that setting goals is easy – it is establishing the tactics that is the challenge. Thus all goals should be accompanied by the tactics or process that you will use to achieve those goals. Don’t forget those tactics!
    Best for a great 2nd half,

  2. Larysa Slobodian June 23, 2014 at 6:53 am #

    Thanks Al and I hope you have a great second half!!

    Larysa Slobodian
  3. Pam June 23, 2014 at 9:55 am #

    One of the most important things I took away from this is the reminder to be excited at half-time. Sometimes I find that I see all the problems and forget that I can change the tactics (Al, good reminder!) AND be excited about creating the future.

    And, at halftime in sports, often the situation looks pretty dire. The coach provides the excitement AND focus to get the team moving.

  4. Larysa Slobodian June 23, 2014 at 10:11 am #

    Thanks for reading and for your comment Pam! You can absolutely change the tactics. Being excited is key. There is a ton of research that supports how critical it is to attach positive emotion to your goals and beliefs in order to achieve them. Woo hoo!

    Larysa Slobodian
  5. Wendi June 24, 2014 at 11:13 am #

    Wow, Larysa, I am a huge “fan” of this great video! So much information and encouragement that it has actually prompted me to create a few additional goals for myself, first one being to create a vision board.
    What an awesome daily reminder to stay focused and on track. Even Jordyn & Brady have been talking of goals they want to achieve, during their summer break, (Brady riding bike without training wheels/Jordyn cartwheel and backbend), what a great way as a family to foster commitment and follow through while helping them achieve their goals as well.
    I am eager to begin my “2nd half”, although, for as much as I know your 5 points to be true, I typically lack the courage and commitment to follow through, usually blaming it all on lack of time, thus never achieving the goals set. Perhaps I should revisit your last article on courage : )
    Thanks for the half-time pep talk, I have a newly revived outlook to get back in the game and win!

  6. Larysa Slobodian June 24, 2014 at 11:29 am #

    Wendi- you are courageous! What a great leader you are to your family. I am so inspired by your comment and by your children setting goals for themselves. That is absolutely awesome! There’s time. You can do it. Thanks for watching and for writing.

    Larysa Slobodian
  7. Sabina June 28, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

    Well organized and very motivating video Larysa. Fond memories of the talk when you referenced it – it was quite striking how few people manage to keep their new year’s resolutions.

  8. Larysa Slobodian June 29, 2014 at 9:59 am #

    Thanks so much Sabina! You gave a great talk and that moment was striking to me. No surprise she was the only one achieving her goals every year :)

    Larysa Slobodian
  9. Ben July 24, 2014 at 11:50 am #

    Great video Larysa. I really enjoy how it is suffused with your own energy and enthusiasm. I appreciate as well the reminder to find a way to hold excitement about what is yet to come. Thanks!

  10. Larysa Slobodian July 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

    Thanks Ben! There is plenty of great stuff yet to come.

    Thank you for watching and for commenting.

    Larysa Slobodian

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