Never Enough Time?

Originally posted on Practical Practice Management:
If you want something bad enough you will find the time to pursue it.  It may take time to figure out how, but if you do not try then you never will.  If you never do it you will always wonder why and regret it. Bronnie Ware an Australian…

How to Think Like a Leader

I picked this article up recently via Linked In and felt it was definitely worth sharing. This is written by Jack and Suzy Welch. “Too often, people who are promoted to their first leadership position miss the point. And that failure probably trips up careers more than any other reason. Being a leader changes everything. … Continue reading

Modifying your approach

“One size fits all” and “One size fits most” are terms we often see in the clothing industry. One thing is for sure, one size doesn’t fit all, or in the case of leadership, one approach doesn’t fit all situations. If you believe that leadership is influence (and I do), you realize that you don’t … Continue reading

Leading Through The Snow

In the Midwest we are waking up to another round of winter today. I recall as a young girl living on an Oklahoma farm how if snow fell on the level we seldom missed school and Dad always managed to keep the cattle fed and the numerous chores of a farmer done. Life on the … Continue reading

Structured Procrastination

Check out the link below I picked up from the Twitter feed of Chick-fil-A Leadercast. Do you have difficulty getting moving on projects you know that you need to do? Structured procrastination can be at play here. I, too, have had days when I keep my mind over-analyzing the bigger strategic projects that are most … Continue reading

Expectations and Accountability

Talking with a colleague recently on the topic of how our team was doing, our conversation turned toward leaders and, in particular, new leaders. If one truly believes in leadership, as I do, we should be vigilant on how to lift up new leaders around us. As we progress through our own careers, realize that … Continue reading

Caught In The Day

As we prepare to face another Monday tomorrow, I wanted to share this link to a podcast by my friend, Matt Davis. Matt is Chief Strategist for the consulting firm, Third Strategy. Who hasn’t been “caught in the day”? Whether in your personal or professional life we have all faced a day that shapes up … Continue reading

Leaders getting out of the way

Originally posted on elumn8:
Sometimes leaders get in the way. When they do…bad things happen. They bottleneck decisions – people get frustrated They fail to communicate – people become cynical They put process before progress – people disengage They put their ego first – people become self-centered They fail to honor their word – people…