On any journey there are bumps and times when teams will stumble. When framed properly, stumbles can strengthen the team and grow us as leaders.
The livestock of all types seem to think so. While the grass may be plentiful on their side of the fence, I continually see them push their heads through to the other side to eat the same grass; even when it takes more effort and subjects them to personal risk they are relentless. Continue reading “Is The Grass Really Greener On The Other Side?”
I remember when our daughter was two and beginning to talk. One of the first phrases she would say to me and my wife was “wany, wany, wany” to indicate that she wanted something. Continue reading “Leaders Say No To Good Ideas”
Becoming the leader that people will follow requires that we communicate change effectively.
Have you ever driven in the country only to wonder how to find your destination when there are no signs; only dirt roads?
By definition every leader has followers. And as many of my mentors say, “A person leading without followers is just out taking a walk.” Continue reading “Characteristics Of A Great Follower”
As leaders that look to earn followership, we should find ways to show kindness to people going through tough periods. I had this opportunity last week as I went to exchange something at a big-box retailer. Continue reading “Connecting Through Kindness”
Recently, I embraced the idea that leadership is far less about position than it is about influence. As my eyes opened to new ways of thinking, I recognized that people were being crushed by authoritarian and even coercive leaders that relied heavily on their position accomplish their goals. Continue reading “Do You Want Leadership You Can Believe In?”