We’re always looking for a better mousetrap. I share our natural inclination to seek plug-and-play solutions to the challenges and choices we face as leaders. Books, blogs, coaches, and seminars abound with step-by-step recipes for our most complicated problems. The sheer volume of these solutions is pretty compelling evidence that we like to streamline our … Continue reading Challenging Our Leadership Habits
“What if we saw work as an essential context for personal growth? And what if employees’ continuous development were assumed to be the critical ingredient for a company’s success?” Does Your Company Make You a Better Person? – Harvard Business Review – by Robert Kegan, Lisa Lahey, and Andy Fleming The article linked above focuses … Continue reading Work Should Expand Your Life
Better if you get to know them. Because they aren’t going anywhere. They live with you. If you treat them badly, Or try to ignore them, They’ll just act out. And shout. Til you hear them out. I was thinking about fear a lot last weekend. Take your hands off the wheel and fear takes … Continue reading Making a Friend of My Fears
Go somewhere. You will be uncomfortable. You will need help. You don’t have a title. And you don’t make the plans. Do something. You’ve never done before. With people that you don’t know. In a place that you’ve never been. For a very different purpose. I returned last Saturday from a week of service in the Dominican Republic. … Continue reading 7 Ways a Periodic Paradigm Shift Will Make You a Better Leader
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?