Leaders who get in the way create friction. Leaders who get out of the way create space. Think about some of your favorite leaders. Were they in the way? Did people have to go through or around them to get things done? Did they try to control people or outcomes? Were they micromanagers? My guess is … Continue reading 5 Reasons for Leaders to Get Out of the Way
“If your people aren’t informed by you, there’s a good chance they’ll be misinformed by others.” From the book, “Powerful – Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility by Patty McCord, via the Leading Blog (see full article here) “Where did we go wrong?”. I love Patty’s quote. It tells a truth that so many … Continue reading Communication: Is Your Team Informed or Misinformed?
Not obsessed with standing out Or moving up, Committed to the daily work And showing up. Setting the example In action and words, He only asks of me What he expects of himself. Answering my questions With a patient smile, She’s there for me When I feel uncertain. Navigating the mysteries Of … Continue reading Praise for the (Extra) Ordinary Leader
If you happen to be lost and alone in the jungle with only a box of crayons and 3 paperclips, your to-do list is pretty short. A. Survival To-Do List: Find food. Find water. Find shelter. Avoid danger. Get un-lost. All your energy and creativity should be spent on these five things. If you are … Continue reading 6 Keys to Escaping Survival Mode
“Lincoln’s story confounds those who see depression as a collection of symptoms to be eliminated. But it resonates with those who see suffering as a potential catalyst of emotional growth. “What man actually needs,” the psychiatrist Victor Frankl argued,”is not a tension-less state but rather the striving and struggling of a worthwhile goal.” Many believe … Continue reading 8 Ways Your Pain Can Propel Your Leadership