The Vocation of the Business Leader, Topic: Leadership Mastery

The two most powerful words in leadership are: the virtues of magnanimity and humility. Master them. Learning to use them results in living your vocation authoritatively and avoid being authoritarian… What is a vocation? Everyone has a vocation. A vocation is a call to live, think and act in a certain way. It is a […]

Your life: are you moving in the right direction?

1. Only do things that take you towards your ‘WHY’ and mission. Read them frequently. 2. Your answer to ‘WHY’ you do what you do should be how you serve others. It has nothing to do with money, power or reputation. What is your ‘BIG WHY’? Without it your life is devoid of purpose. 3. […]

Collaboration Paradox: Accountability is Freedom

Capturing our culture or ‘how’ we work together on paper and measuring it increases our accountability to each other and our freedom. The result is more freedom to communicate/collaborate, increase our responsibility/innovate and be everything we want to be in our work family and home family.

Overwhelmed? – Make Sincerity and Simplicity Standard Practice

What I notice working with leaders, especially the last few years is most are overwhelmed. Minimize overwhelm by making sincerely and simplicity standard practice in your organization. Sincerity is expressed in words. Simplicity is expressed in actions. Sincerity is telling the unvarnished truth about your thoughts and feelings in an understanding way – in other […]

What if Culture and Strategy Shared Lunch?

If you asked CEOs – would you prefer winning minds to produce results or hearts AND minds to produce results, they would choose the latter. All organizations have a strategy that’s intended to win minds and a culture that’s intended to win hearts, but they’re usually not caught on paper and implemented together and measured. […]

Give Humility Another Chance My Cheeky Friend

While magnanimity is not a well-worn word in most people’s vocabulary, humility is well-worn and understood for the most part. Magnanimity and humility are the two virtues or habits specific to leadership. My observation, starting with myself, is that while well-worn, it is hard to practice humility effectively. Almost by reflex, we tend to mishandle […]

Is MAGNANIMITY in your vocabulary? For your sake, I hope so…

This is a long lost word in our culture’s vocabulary that I hope to resurrect in as many lives as possible. It has nothing to do with molten rock that originates under the earth’s surface as you might intuit at first glance… What it is Magnanimity is a virtue or a habit. You practice virtues […]

How ‘Rich’ Can ‘Poor’ Be?

Do you ever worry? ‘By worrying you can’t add a single moment to your lifespan.’ What causes worry? Slavery – concern over what you will eat, what you will wear and what parties you were not invited to… In other words – concern over being ‘rich’ in a temporal sense. What causes freedom? Poverty. If […]

Standing Out From the Crowd

CollaboraACTION is collaborating in word and deed on the work at hand in the best interests of the people involved even at short term risk of your money, power or reputation. What is insipid collaboration? Wishy-washy or common-place. For example, I recently had a plumber tell me he wanted nothing to do with solving a […]

The Quickest Path to Improvement is Asking for and Acting on Feedback

If you don’t ask for regular feedback, you’re not serious about improvement and your relationships aren’t as strong as you think they are… Feedback is a paradox – you have to make yourself vulnerable to ask for it and act on it in order to grow stronger as well as strengthen your relationships. Self-made billionaire Ray […]

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