5 Posts From My 2016 Archives Every Leader Should Read

Best Reads For Leaders From 2016

2016 has already left us and we are four weeks into 2017. I can’t believe how fast time is flying by these days, but good things are in store for the future. I hope you have grand plans for this year as well!

5 Posts from My 2016 Archives Every Leader Should Read

I recently reflected on 2016 and found the following posts that I really think can be beneficial to any leader out there. New leaders can learn from some things I’ve done wrong and veteran leaders can take in some newer thoughts on dealing with a new generation of team members.

  1.  8 Surprising Lessons Zootopia Can Teach You

    8 Lessons From Zooptopia 2016

    © Disney/Pixar

    One of my favorite things from Zootopia is We can be something, but it takes hard work. As a parent, it is reassuring to know that there are good life lessons in entertainment. Life isn’t easy, but we can be the biggest factor of our outcome. It isn’t just dumb luck.

  2. What Is Leadership?

    Michael Jordan - What is Leadership 2016

    Michael Jordan – Flickr/Alberto Piccini

    Without influence, you simply have a manager. A manager cares about processes, a leader cares about people. If you care about the people, they will care about your process. This is similar to the frequently quote “people don’t care what you know, until they know how much you care.”

  3. We’re Doing Leadership Wrong

    We're Doing Leadership Wrong - Mining for Gold 2016

    During the mid to late 1800s, the US changed dramatically during the Industrial Revolution. One man who changed America the most was Andrew Carnegie. At the time, Carnegie was one of the wealthiest men in America. In today’s money, Carnegie’s wealth would be valued at nearly $310,000,000,000 (yes, billion).. To put that in perspective, Bill Gates (Microsoft), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Warren Buffet (Berkshire Hathaway), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), and Larry Ellison (Oracle) are the five richest Americans today. Their combined net-worth is $318 Billion. Even with that much wealth, Carnegie was mining for a different type of gold. Learn from him how we have been doing leadership wrong.

  4. Do You Rent or Own Your Organization?

    rent or own organization millennials generation leaders leadership 2016

    Do you simply show up and collect a check on pay day or are you engaging others in your organization to be the best you can be and ensure others have the tools and resources to excel as well? Leadership requires someone with a vision and the ability to share that vision. The ability to see the areas of your organization that need a new kitchen or bath is key to seeing the vision and setting priorities and goals to complete those is a step towards great leadership.

  5. Keys to Trust Series

    Keys To Trust Series 2016


    Trust requires many things to achieve. In my Keys to Trust Series, I cover the many individual aspects that add up to trust. This weekly series is wrapping up in February 2017, but will be archived for the long term. I would love some feedback.


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