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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

Finishing the race and leaving your mark

Originally posted on horizondwellers:
Each of us make journeys that are life changing. Each of us find these journeys have a finishing point.These finishing points can be as important as the journey itself. Finishing well has so many ramifications. How we finish impacts our lessons from the journey… How we finish impacts how we begin the…

Credibility

There are many things a leader can do to get people to commit to following you and “enter the room” where you are and be willing to go where the leader seeks to go. To move your team and organization toward a goal the leader needs to be and do more. As a leader we … Continue reading

Orange barrels in leadership

Originally posted on Courageous Leadership:
Orange barrels.  I am pretty confident that all I have to do is mention orange barrels and everyone who reads this will understand what I mean.  Road blocks. Traffic snarling confusion.  Sit and go nowhere road construction.  In America the orange barrel is the symbol for barriers and roadblocks, in…