To aspire is to rise up to a great plan, an abundant hope of fulfilling a worthwhile mission. To inspire is to convey a feeling of joining a higher cause, influencing soulful action. Simply defined, aspire is an individual effort while inspire brings others into the mix. How do they impact the way we lead? » Read More
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The Problem There is a rising tide of character-based leaders in our world. Some are tired of the tactics and motivations that caused our global economic challenges and are self-motivated to help bring about change starting with themselves. They search out, create and share information and resources as they coach and develop friends, coworkers, or » Read More
The guide was a Belgium citizen that had became a political prisoner when the Nazi’s invaded France and spent time in a concentration camp. His simple response was delivered with a spirit of gratitude and understanding… “You can’t have an omelet, without first breaking an egg.”
Your personal beliefs can enhance or limit your effectiveness as a manager. These beliefs influence the way you communicate with others, make decisions, handle conflicts and much more. Here are 16 beliefs that can help you manage people optimally. What others would you add to this list?
According to management guru Peter Drucker, “No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.” As we continue to embark on the seemingly endless journey toward an » Read More
I’ve been doing a series on micro-management. No, I’m not for it. I’m against it. The first post was how an executive could help their managers avoid micro-management. The second post covered some key activities necessary to alleviate their managers felt need to micro-manage.
There were many great and touching posts, articles and documentaries recently published about the 9th anniversary of 9/11. We must never forget 9/11. We must work to honor the fallen from that event. We must remember that the United States was drawn into a war that day. But I want to remember 9/13/2001.
What catches my attention today are things that lift me up: music, movies, people, books, and my communities of people. I’m no different than many others who are exhausted by the relentless and seemingly unending barrage of sad news stories. I find them to be one sided. So, I seek ways to find a ways » Read More
“[G]reat talent leads to more innovation and more productivity which then lead[s] to more demand.” Seth Godin, Linchpin We have written here about what I called Open-Source Leadership. I asked, “Can we create a community of leaders that are committed to leadership development without personal agendas, like an open-source project?” Seth Godin’s quote above from » Read More