Learning

Three Treasures to Hold and Keep

“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” –┬áLao Tzu Mercy Leadership demonstrates courage through compassion and forgiveness. By watching some leaders you might Continue reading Three Treasures to Hold and Keep

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

Leadership Unscripted

“Shakespeare will never be made by the study of Shakespeare.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson You are evolving. Learning to lead. Soaking up the experience. Consuming information. Aspiring to be like those successful leaders you read about. <insert record-scratching sound effect> Wait. That last line. Is the goal to be the best version of a leader Continue reading Leadership Unscripted

Leadership Out of Nothing

Thirty spokes share the wheel’s hub; It is the center hole that makes it useful. Shape clay into a vessel; It is the space within that makes it useful. Cut doors and windows for a room; It is the holes which make it useful. Therefore profit comes from what is there; Usefulness from what is Continue reading Leadership Out of Nothing

Our Problem with Problems

A problem appears. Feelings rise. Frustration. Self-pity. Anger. Blame. It’s kind of silly don’t you think? The way we always act surprised. Like today was going to be different. You thought problems were not on the agenda. No time in your schedule. They’re funny like that, though. They love to show up at the least Continue reading Our Problem with Problems