I recently shared a blog post about a Social Media dialog that took place with my expat neighbors and friends on the other side of the world. That dialog crossed cultures and religions, and focused on freedom and respect and fueled a growing dream. As that dialog has continued with my neighbor, she asked » Read More
Category Archives: Self Leadership
Many tough decisions need to be made every day. In hospitals and clinics, life-impacting decisions are made. On battlefields, just think of the decisions made and the ultimate sacrifices they may bring. Compared to sterile workplaces, the type of decisions and corresponding sacrifices pale in comparison. Yet, sacrifices happen every day and in every place. » Read More
In my project management training, one principle stood out as the root cause of most failures. Any project that doesn’t have good sponsorship fails. A good sponsor is one who takes responsibility for the outcome. They listen, learn, and do the things necessary to make the rest of the team successful. Often success is totally » Read More
Business insights can come from unexpected places, including children’s literature. Science fiction writer Orson Scott Card paints a marvelous portrait of people management, vividly contrasting what motivates and what demoralizes, and what creates excellence versus lackluster results.
We want to succeed… we want our people to succeed… we want our organization to succeed! Ricky Bobby said it best in Talladega Nights. “If you’re not first, you’re last!” But do you know who said, “Second place is just first loser!”? No, not Ricky Bobby again! It was Dale Earnhardt Sr., named among NASCAR’s » Read More
Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig. -Marcus Aurelius On this Memorial Day weekend, we remember those who gave of themselves in service for the fight of freedom. Their narratives of leadership, heroism and sacrifice, or war stories, can yield lessons on » Read More