‘How’ you produce results is more important than the results

‘How’ you produce results is more important than the results in the long-run… IF you are interested in leadership (people), otherwise you’re a manager (of things). In other words, people are more important than things. We tend to have a ‘disconnect’ between the ‘how’ and results and therefore things tend to be given more importance […]

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.

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. […]

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 […]

Measure Yourself – If You Are Collaborative, You Understand Mercy and Compassion and Exercise It

I heard a story recently that helped me understand mercy and compassion. There once was an emperor that was having a man executed for treason. The mother of the man pleaded with the emperor for mercy for her son. The emperor said that the man did not deserve mercy. The mother replied, well, if my […]

Collaboration Paradox, The Leading Indicator You Say You Want is Right in Front of You

A paradox is an action you take contrary to commonly accepted opinion. A collaboration paradox is a leader that wants to know what life would be like if his/her teams collaborated effectively and invests in it, but doesn’t want to measure it. The problem is the leader, understandably, already has enough challenges they know about […]