‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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┬áRay […]

Be Hot or Cold, but not Lukewarm

Here’s a timely quote to think about and figure out how to take action on it based on what it’s telling you… “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.” – W.T. Parkhiser Happy Thanksgiving to your family! We’re happy to invite you to […]

Collaboration – Keeping the Commitment

Who is not going to commit to collaborate if asked? Keeping the commitment is how we collaborate successfully. After Julius Caesar landed with his troops to conquer Britain, he took them to the cliffs of Dover. When they reached the cliffs, what they saw must have helped them understand Caesar’s commitment to conquer Britain. There, […]

Extraordinary Collaboration = Big-Picture Thinking

Sometimes we need a ‘jolt’ to keep us moving on the collaboration expedition we’ve undertaken… Here’s an idea: Collaboration calls on us to do so, even in the face of those who are behaving exactly the opposite of collaborative. This is called ‘extraordinary collaboration’. How do you practice extraordinary collaboration? 1. It’s important to note […]

Leadership? First You Have to be a Good Follower

There are many books available on Leadership, but have you seen one on Followership? You’ve heard the old saying ‘you have to learn to follow before you learn to lead’, but how do you practice following? 1. Practice listening. Simply repeating back what someone else said to them is a way to practice. 2. Reflect. […]