Some days leadership is drudgery. Hard, monotonous work. Some days people bring bundles of problems like gifts, lay them at our feet, and walk away. Some days the decisions go awry and we are left exposed to criticism. All while we are stretched to our limit. On those days we can feel discouraged. We … Continue reading For One of Those Days
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
I faced this question during my morning reading and reflection time. On one level it seems very straightforward. Most of us hope to make our lives better or at least it would appear that way given the volume of self-improvement titles in circulation. So, the premise is simple. Right? You should want to get better … Continue reading What are you willing to do to make your life better?
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