Scott Mabry

The Words You Leave Behind

Does it resemble the person you wish to be? After you leave. They linger. What impression in the minds of others? Where they swirl about turning into stories. Informing decisions.   If we could follow your words, Where would they lead us? If words are energy, Do yours empower? Or consume. If words are influence, Continue reading The Words You Leave Behind

Let Them See What You Believe

Effective leaders bring their beliefs into the open. Our actions may be confusing or appear contradictory if we leave it to people to guess our intentions. When we help others understand the beliefs behind our motives and actions we give them the benefit of context and build trust. To make this possible there are important Continue reading Let Them See What You Believe

7 Ways a Periodic Paradigm Shift Will Make You a Better Leader

Go somewhere. You will be uncomfortable. You will need help. You don’t have a title. And you don’t make the plans. Do something. You’ve never done before. With people that you don’t know. In a place that you’ve never been. For a very different purpose. I returned last Saturday from a week of service in the Dominican Republic. Continue reading 7 Ways a Periodic Paradigm Shift Will Make You a Better Leader

Five Leadership Lessons I Learned in a Middle School

“Drowning in a sea of hormones.” That was my response to an area principal during my interview with the teacher certification committee. I had just completed my student teaching at a local middle school and they were interested in my impression of this age group. It got a laugh. I’m not sure if I meant Continue reading Five Leadership Lessons I Learned in a Middle School

5 Leadership Snacks to Chew On

1. Lead one person at a time. You may be responsible for a large organization but to make an impact think 1 to 1. Your vision, message, and actions can be tuned to the needs and goals of the individual people who will make the shared vision possible. Great speakers are advised to speak to an Continue reading 5 Leadership Snacks to Chew On