Knowing which leaders to avoid emulating is as important as knowing which ones to follow. Who we follow influences our behavior positively or negatively and impacts our career development. Continue reading “Leaders to Avoid”
We are faced with problems to solve daily. Some might even say that is all they do which means as leaders we must purposefully select which ones deserve our attention.
Continue reading “Leaders Solve the Right Problem”
Building good community led by employees could solve many problems leaders struggle with today. Continue reading “Community Fuels Culture”
The best leaders are not the ones yelling “Fire”, instead, they work as part of the team that puts it out. Continue reading “What Leaders Do When There Is A Fire?”
The second principle of shepherding centers on how we engage with others. Shepherding requires that we enter the world of others differently. Continue reading “Entering The World Of Others”
Put people first; they deserve it
Early in my career and began leading, I had a sense that people were important, but didn’t realize that they were most important. Continue reading “How do people develop into the leader other people want to follow?”
Leaders make a difference in the world for many reasons. Let’s explore 3 ways that can amplify our leadership and increase our influence in the new year.
Serve a noble cause
When we serve a cause bigger than ourselves it changes how we see the world and our place in it. We begin to feel humble, respect others as individuals, and appreciate our own gifts. We understand that we are not the point of the story, but we are a point in the story. Living each day with purpose gives meaning to each step and we begin choosing only work that matters.
When we live knowing we are already blessed, we no longer have to strive to get the blessing.
Over time all physical things fade, but the life inside a person does not. This is why investing in people through our caring, listening, kindness, helpfulness, loving, and leading is the best investment we can make during our short time here. When we do this using our own unique giftings something magical happens and our life we are given deepens as our influence is amplified.
When we are the smartest person in the room, we are in the wrong room.
To lead well we know we choose to be curious when we experience circumstances or encounter people we don’t understand. We spend time with people wiser and smarter than us and purpose to not be the smartest person in the room. Below I have included a few links to a some resources that have helped me reshape my thinking.
In the new year let us find a noble cause that brings opportunity to learn and allows us to put the needs of others before our own. When we do, we will find we will have made change that matters in the lives of others and built a richer life for ourselves.
All In: How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results
By Adrian Gostik and Chester Elton
Jeff Brown’s Lead to Read
Seth’s blog at Seth Godin
There are times in life when something we observe gives us pause. Maybe it even causes our heart to beat a little faster. We are drawn to it and do not seem to be able to help ourselves. We just have to look and are captivated! Continue reading “What Catches Your Attention?”