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.
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Sustaining freedom requires our commitment to act responsibly and in the best interests of our team and the community.
Continue reading “Good Leadership Brings Freedom”
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”
As human beings, we all can relate to experiencing personal highs and lows. If you or your team are going through what feels like a failure right now, I wrote this for you. I have 3 thoughts for you to consider. Continue reading “Leaders Can Make Failure Unfatal”
The best leaders provide stability and encouragement to their teams and know the signs when individuals are planning to leave..
The “leaving” we talking about here is not the expected attrition or change that comes as people grow enough to take on new responsibilities. Continue reading “Signs A Team Member Is Leaving”
Ever work on a project where the mission was important, the road was challenging, and after delivering the product you needed a short rest yet looked forward to doing it again? Continue reading “Recognizing the Remarkable”
I remember a time when I was a child and desperately wanted to ride my bicycle without training wheels. At the same time I was a bit scared of falling.
Continue reading “When to take off the training wheels?”
While seasons change, our commitment to our people remains.
Exemplary leaders frame their role in terms of their responsibilities to others and understand that their teams go through seasons that affect performance.
Continue reading “Leaders Know Their Team’s Season”