“The led must not be compelled; they must be able to choose their own leader.” – Albert Einstein What if you aren’t really leading anyone? Before you get too defensive, I also asked myself this question. When I did, it occurred to me that I might be a just little bit delusional. I thought of … Continue reading Why Should I Follow You?
Lots of people put Post-It notes on their monitor to remind them of important stuff. Mostly passwords they can’t remember. I only have one. It has two words written on it in black ink. “WAKE UP”. Your first thought might be that I have a problem with nodding off during mind-numbing conference calls, (I sometimes … Continue reading The Post-It Note that Made Me a Better Leader
“Forever is composed of nows.” ― Emily Dickinson Staring at the cursor on this blank page. I’m sure I look at it a hundred times a day. But today it looks somehow different. Is it asking me a question? It reminds me of a heartbeat, Or a ticking clock. A pulsing instigator, Urging me … Continue reading The Cursor
“I have three treasures which I hold and keep. The first is mercy; the second is economy; the third is daring not to be ahead of others. From mercy comes courage; from economy comes generosity; from humility comes leadership” – Lao Tzu Mercy Leadership demonstrates courage through compassion and forgiveness. By watching some leaders you might … Continue reading Three Treasures to Hold and Keep