EI or IQ? Feelings or Facts? Imagination or Intellect? Intuition or Information? Which is best? When is it best? The data indicate that emotion has an important role in leadership. (see what I did there?) Because we are human, we operate in both of these dimensions at the same time. We may be more inclined to one direction or the other … Continue reading Emotion and Reason in Leadership – Contrary or Complimentary?
When things are hard, and you know you need to talk it out, work it out, sort it out, where do you turn? Forget coaches, mentors, [insert jargon]. Who do you know that will listen? There must be someone you trust. Someone who isn’t part of the problem. A person who cares about you, wants … Continue reading Where’s Your Lifeguard?
“Hope is not a strategy.” I linger on those words. I’m moved by their truth and ruffled by the underlying message that hope is for the weak, unfocused and unprepared. Maybe it’s the word “strategy”. A word that brings to mind tactics, plans, and execution. Perhaps in the narrow context of getting stuff done, hope … Continue reading Hope Isn’t a Strategy But Don’t Be Hopeless
Congratulations! You just finished an epic blog post titled “10 Ways to Supercharge Your Leadership and Build the Organization You’ve Always Dreamed Of!”. Oh yeah, that was good stuff. Inspiring! Exciting! Every, bold, capitalized, exclamatory bullet point calling you to act like the 10,000 bullet points you’ve read before, (and mostly saying the same thing). … Continue reading Breaking the Illusion of Progress
“The lure of the job of a volunteer firefighter certainly isn’t the pay — there is none. They train for hundreds of hours, then often go back to their small communities and do nothing. “There’s a boredom element to it,” Hinds-Aldrich said. Many offenders see their actions as helping the community. They believe they are providing chances … Continue reading Fighting Fire: 8 Tips to Prevent Organizational Arson