Leadership – ‘Momentum Builders’ and ‘Momentum Killers’



Most people go to work five days a week to do a job. What makes that job fulfilling is the momentum and desire to make a difference and succeed. I have been blessed to work with a wonderful group of leaders in my organization. We strongly believe that MOMENTUM IS THE KEY TO A SUSTAINABLE GROWTH and share in the passion to build MOMENTUM among our teams. We have built one of the largest sales organizations in the country, through consistency focused on two primary areas.

  1. Creating a strong environment rich in growth for everyone on the team.
  2. Building and sustaining a momentum driven environment throughout the organization.


Start now and ask yourself, “How do we build momentum? Here are my eight steps to Sustainable Growth.

It takes:

  1. A Leader to create the Momentum (Leadership)
  2. Vision to build the momentum (Direction)
  3. Effective Communication (Connect)
  4. Achievable Goals (Laser Focus)
  5. Small Wins or Victories along the way (Recognitions)
  6. Consistency (Discipline and Build Trust)
  7. Passion and Compassion (Love)
  8. Integrity to sustain the momentum (Core Values)


“Connect and remember that you must touch the heart before you ask for the hand.” 

I feel that Momentum is the key to building and sustaining success – it’s what makes the difference between winning and losing. Position your team to experience winning! The right attitude is everything!

“The BIG push means being able to develop and sustain MOMENTUM toward your goal; it is the process of actively replacing excuses with winning habits, the ultimate excuses blockers. Moreover, it is being willing to go to the wall for what you want or believe in, to push beyond your previous mental and physical limits, no matter what it takes.” ― Lorii Myers


It’s important to ask yourself these two very important questions:

  1. How can you build and then sustain momentum?

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or work for someone else, identify what you can do to create and sustain your momentum. Momentum Builders are critical to positioning your success.

  1. Identify what are the Momentum ‘Killers’?

Lack of motion or inertia. Newton’s Law of Motion states, matter remains in its state of motion and direction unless acted upon by a force.  This law is important in defining how things behave around us giving momentum or inertia.

According to Newton’s first law, an object at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by an unbalanced force. An object in motion continues in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. This law is often called “The Law of Inertia”.


John Maxwell says it best in his book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, in the chapter, “The Law of the BIG MO: Momentum is a Leader’s Best Friend”.

Here are the ‘Seven Truths’ about Momentum that I feel every leader needs to know:

  1. Momentum is the great exaggerator. Often success is exaggerated by momentum and things will look bigger than they really are. When you have momentum, don’t worry about small problems, while larger challenges tend to work themselves out.
  2. Momentum makes leaders look better than they are. Effective Leaders demonstrating momentum, have the appearance of being a genius.
  3. Momentum helps followers perform beyond their actual abilities. When there is momentum, people are motivated to perform at higher levels.
  4. Momentum is easier to steer than to start. Getting started can be a struggle, but once you’re moving forward, you can really start to do some amazing things.
  5. Momentum is the most powerful agent of change. Given enough momentum, nearly any kind of change is possible, because people like to get on the winning bandwagon.
  6. Momentum is the leader’s responsibility. Creating momentum requires someone who has vision, can assemble a good team and motivate them.
  7. Momentum begins inside the leader. It starts with vision, passion, enthusiasm, and spreads from there.


To apply the Law of the Big Mo, practice these three steps:


Step #1 – Model the attitude and work ethic that you would like to see in others. Take responsibility for the momentum in your area of leadership. Be passionate about your vision and display enthusiasm at all times.


Step #2 – Build motivation to develop momentum. Remove any obstacles that cause people to lose their passion and enthusiasm. Identify and put into action the specific elements that will motivate your team.


Step #3 – Help people celebrate their accomplishments. Make it a regular practice to honor people who move the ball forward. Take the time to acknowledge and praise effort, never forgetting to reward their success.


You know when you have momentum, you’re on top, hitting your stride, positive, focused, alive and heading toward your objective and true success.

In summary, work with the ‘eight steps to Sustainable Growth’, avoid ‘Momentum Killers’ and apply the “Law of the Big MO”. Finally, lead your team with the three steps that Model, Build and Help bring everyone to their fullest potential.


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