Leadership

A Balanced Scorecard for Leaders

“Results aren’t everything they’re the only thing.” – Some CEO The prevailing logic is that leaders are responsible for results. Therefore we should evaluate leaders as follows: Good results = good leader Average results = average leader Bad results = bad leader Simple and straightforward. But not very accurate. Good leaders will sometimes fail. Bad Continue reading A Balanced Scorecard for Leaders

Guest Post from Mark Miller – When Opportunity Knocks

Today, we’ll explore another ever-present question leaders constantly face: How do I know which opportunities to pursue? The term opportunity implies some inherent value or benefit. So, by definition, opportunities get our attention. Here are six questions to help you sort through your response when opportunity knocks. Is the opportunity aligned with any of our Continue reading Guest Post from Mark Miller – When Opportunity Knocks

Leading When You’re Hurting

“Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?” ― John Keats, Letters of John Keats Sadness, discouragement, and disappointment aren’t topics we often discuss in leadership circles but we know from our own experience that these emotions are a part of Continue reading Leading When You’re Hurting

Time Travel and the Value of Practicing Presence

We are masters of time travel Racing back to the future Thoughts Distractions Worries Always on our way somewhere else To something else Everywhere but here and now The prevailing story is that we have more distractions, more information and more decisions pressing on our lives than ever before. Our attention span is shrinking; as Continue reading Time Travel and the Value of Practicing Presence

Monday Meditations 4 – The Danger of Denial

“If anyone can show me, and prove to me, that I am wrong in thought or deed, I will gladly change. I seek the truth, which never yet hurt anybody. It is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance which does harm.” – Marcus Aurelius When I read this passage in “Meditations” I grabbed my pen Continue reading Monday Meditations 4 – The Danger of Denial