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What is it that separates some leaders from the rest?
Have you ever noticed that those who lecture the most lead the least?
One was a veteran in her field with many years of work experience. The other was a young millennial with incredible talent but very little work experience.
"Mommy, I am having bad thoughts that scare me,” the six year old girl was struggling. Wisely, her mom said
I don't believe that there is such a thing as being stagnant when it comes to leadership. A wise leader, the CEO of a large company that is experiencing incredible growth, recently told me…
Many times we expect people to work together with no leadership or direction. Many times we assume that by simply putting individuals together, alignment will occur and goals will be met.
I thought maybe he would give me some tips for leading at the executive level or directing a space center. Nope, none of these made the conversation topic list.
"She had a huge impact on my life,” he said. Joe is a member of the millennial generation. He was talking to me about his grandmother who helped raise him.
As leaders, it is our responsibility to do the hard things the right way. Having empathy for others does not make us weak.
How often do we stop to consider the effects of our words, attitude or behavior on others?
Trust seems to be a rare commodity these days. The truth is, we all fail from time to time in this area. But realizing our mistake and owning it goes a long way toward building trust.
It's a lot like the new year rolling in. While we may set goals, establish dreams and have the hope of good things, the truth is that none of us can see the future.
You may see him as a great leader, prophet or just a really good person. I agree with you on all counts. However, it goes deeper for me.
I received the dreaded phone call. "We have a major roof leak at the office,” was the message. Rushing to work, I arrived to find buckets catching water from the ceiling.
Our stress levels are rising as we try to find the right gifts, prepare for gatherings of friends and family and close out our year.
He was "the man" in many respects. At the height of his successful career, he made a life altering decision.
Our captain was Eddie and it didn’t take him long to assess that his fishing guests were of the novice variety.
What do we really value? Many times we choose to cherish the things that we are measured by in this world. We value things like EBIDA, wealth, or status. While these things may be important, they should not be our greatest desire.
Choose to show respect and appreciation for those serving our country, past and present, and you will make a difference.
It was quite disappointing. I could sense frustration and even a bit of hurt in his voice.He had gone beyond expectations to connect, perform and lead on an important long-term project.
They have never met yet they share a common thread with each other.
It was a tense moment. They were face to face and each had a different opinion about the huge decision that was before them.
The devastation of the recent hurricane Michael in the Gulf Coast area and beyond is record setting and incredibly horrible.
What if we faced every day of our lives with the desire to grow and learn? What if we chose not to allow our circumstances to define us?
They were gathered at a leadership strategy offsite to face a very difficult challenge. They wanted to define, clarify and pursue their purpose as leaders.
Leadership matters when it happens in real time on a daily basis. It becomes relevant when you see it, feel it and experience it.
In a recent coaching session we were discussing her leadership and discovered an area in which she wanted to improve. As we talked, she displayed an engaging openness to listen and to learn.
An executive with many years of leadership experience asked me a question that I simply cannot get off of my mind.
It was one event. Everyone experienced the same thing…..or did they? We were honored to attend a wonderful evening in Edinburgh, Scotland.
We were hot, tired and on a bus. One of those double decker buses where you hop on and hop off to see the sights. I was in no mood for a tour or sight seeing.