Millennials have longed been called many names. Some probably warranted, others were not so much. The “intentionality” it takes to run an organization cannot be overlooked. I believe that Millennials are suffering from IDD, Intention Deficit Disorder, not the closely related , Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Where Attention Deficit Disorder focuses on the ability to pay […]
Running a marathon isn’t easy, but almost anyone can do it with the will power. It is not a sprint, which requires quick bursts of energy. Nor is it a walk in the park. A marathon is a specific goal, one that requires drive, determination, and most importantly, training. Leadership, much like running a marathon, takes […]
You have several jobs as a leader. Leaders are looked to by people who want to learn a job. What is one way to gain major points as a leader? I’ll give you a hint, it’s not knowing all the answers or being perfect. It’s actually surprising to many people. Here’s how I learned this lesson. […]
#Leadership is more art than science, at least for effective leaders. Those who attain the status as a Level 5 leader know the craft inside and out and treat each part like an artist does a canvas. Emotional intelligence is crucial to success as a leader. Many people with emotional intelligence have a superb ability […]
“I just want a seat at the table!” exclaimed Alex, a twenty something working in the public safety sector. Alex was ready to seize the day and take on the world, but there was one thing in his way, himself. Like Alex, I too was eager when I was younger. I wanted to make a […]
Intentional Living (Center Street, 2015)
John C. Maxwell has done it again. I am slightly biased as Dr. Maxwell is by far my favorite author, but I am rarely let down.
My only issue with the book Intentional Leadership was his chapter lengths. Each chapter averaged around 25 pages. My ADD would love attention far to easy while reading.
The book was a slow read for me, but great content. I actually finished the book in 11 days, which may be a speed record (I mean it was slow to read in terms of absorbing the content, not the content itself.)
Dr. Maxwell’s candidness to open up and share personal failures is amazing. Thank you Dr. Maxwell for writing this book, it is a must read for anyone struggling with what to do to add significance and value to people.
If you are trying to build an A team, you probably want to find good people. When your money is on the line, you probably want ethical people working. How can you accomplish this without good values? I don’t think you can. Sure, bad people have amassed power, conquered industries, and built vast wealth, but […]
Have you ever wondered what your level of influence was with your team? I have found a sure fire way to test it and best of all, you can see the results. If this doesn’t show you improvement is needed, I don’t know what will. I grew up in a Baptist church. Billy Graham was […]
Having the capabilities of the job is really only half the battle. Much like knowledge isn’t power without action, having the skills doesn’t get you any closer without performance backed results. Everyone is skilled in their own respective areas but not everyone performs to the levels needed to build trust. Performance in Trust Michael Jordan […]
Engage Gallup released a 2013 study that says only 13% of employees worldwide say they are engaged at work. Sadly that number was up from just 10% from two years prior. I guess the good news is the percentage of employees claiming to be actively disengaged dropped from 27% to 24% in the same time […]