Tagged with Leadership

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

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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

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

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…

Fruits of your labor

As mentioned in an earlier blog post, I like to compare leadership to gardening.  After we have carefully selected our staff, our relationship is just beginning.  We need to provide the things our staff need, just like a good gardener would.  Ensure the seeds (staff) are watered and nurtured and even “weeded” from time to … Continue reading