Go Make Some Waves

If I were to search the world’s vast collection of leadership content, I’m not sure I could find a more fitting summary of what it means to lead where you are.  If you’ve never read this speech in its entirety, I encourage you to do so here. While it was delivered some 51 years ago, Continue reading Go Make Some Waves

Building and Burning Bridges

Want to be a leader who thrives in the present? Build bridges. Want to be a leader who shapes the future? Burn them. It’s both. Leaders accelerate beginnings and endings. They create and destroy. I know, that’s a harsh-sounding word, “destroy”. It’s more pleasant to think about the creating. But beginnings usually require endings. Building Bridges Continue reading Building and Burning Bridges

No One Told Me How Leadership Would Change Me

Check your bookshelf. Got any books that discuss how leadership will change you? Me neither. How’s this for a title? “Leadership, if it Doesn’t Kill You it Will Make You Stronger” I didn’t wake up one day and decide, “you know what, I think I’ll try this leadership thing, I hear it’s really good for Continue reading No One Told Me How Leadership Would Change Me

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

Breaking the Illusion of Change

We know this isn’t working. The signals are clear. So… We talk about change. Worry about change. Argue about change. Learn about change. Plan to change. Soon. Yet, months, even years pass with no real change. We beat our chests and pound on conference room tables. So much activity and so little progress. “…full of sound Continue reading Breaking the Illusion of Change