Fear is the biggest obstacle we face in growing in leadership. Continue reading “Fear Is The Right Feeling”
High performing teams require a purpose they believe in, clear goals, and authority to implement the work assigned. Continue reading “3 obtacles blocking high performing teams”
People that choose to lead make mistakes that hurt people from time to time. Should we be surprised? The pressures of managing client expectations, employee desires, and other stakeholder expectations make possibilities for conflict nearly endless. Continue reading “Leaders Restore”
When it comes to delivering projects and products on time, is it just me or is the process of moving teams from here to there more difficult than it should be? Does it take too long? Continue reading “Leaders Take Responsiblity”
Michelangelo said, “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”
How could we become a masterpiece?
Let’s start with what we can know: identify what resides at our core and ask the following questions:
- What are values will we not compromise?
- What are the activities that energize us most?
- When do we feel the most alive?
Not long ago, my daughter got her first chicken ( Uno) and she was so proud of her. Up until that purchase, I hadn’t paid much attention to chickens. I’ve come to find them quite remarkable. Continue reading “Does a self-organizing team require a leader?”
As leaders we face real obstacles and recognize that each one contains within it opportunity and risk. Identifying options before action are important in becoming an exemplary leader. In the article, we have outlined 8 options. What did we miss?
Continue reading “Leaders Encounter Obstacles”
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”
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?”