Making something remarkable is possible through positioning people well, focusing on the most important, and leveraging our teams’ gifting.
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?”
Recently my daughter, while we were taking a walk together, exclaimed to my wife, “It is funny how Daddy can hear you [Mommy] outside but he can’t hear you inside!” Continue reading “Leaders listen to their teams”
Building good community led by employees could solve many problems leaders struggle with today. Continue reading “Community Fuels Culture”
As leaders, we look to lead when new opportunities arise. If we have led long enough, we know our ability to be effective depends upon context, our familiarity with the space, and current relationships.
Continue reading “Leaders Know When To Follow”
Opaque objects such as the human body do not let light pass through them and results in the creation of a shadow.
As leaders, our responsibility is to move our teams from here to there. As we do, we must be careful not to let our shadow block the vision of our followers while we are out front.
Sustaining freedom requires our commitment to act responsibly and in the best interests of our team and the community.
Pruning is part of the cycle of growth of all healthy organizations. Those that fail to do it eventually find themselves unbalanced, inefficient, and unable to meet the needs of their clients. Continue reading “What Does It Mean To Prune Our Team?”
Have you ever missed the bus?
I have. When I was in 7th grade I was held after school because I slacked on my math homework and the teacher thought keeping me late would help. When I finished my work I realized I had a much worse problem to solve; I had missed the school bus! Continue reading “When Our Team Misses The Bus”