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 […]
#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 […]
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.
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 […]
Have you ever busted your butt to do your job to the best of your ability? I’m sure if you’re a leader you have. I imagine that you had a co-worker who did just enough to get by and all the heat stayed off of them. Do you ever wonder how they got to that […]
8 Things Successful Leaders Do Successful leaders have enormous influence over other people. There are some things that great leaders do that set them apart from others. Here I review eight things that I have found lead to success. When you are working for or following someone, you typically drift towards people who you respect, […]
7 Things To Do That Make You Look Good To Your Boss If you are like me, you have a self-imposed highly set bar for work with your name on it. I do not like performing sub par ever. Some people may think you are kissing up to the boss, when in reality, you are […]
What is Leadership? Over the last few decades, we have seen different buzz words for “leaders”. For a while it was management, strategic management, leadership, etc. It is rare that we ever achieve everything promised with the latest and greatest concept. Why is it that leadership is such a mysterious and difficult subject to comprehend […]
Do You Rent or Own Your Organization?As with many young adults, I had the privilege of renting an apartment for a time. Overall I spent about three and a half years in an apartment setting. It was a nice apartment where I was the first tenant and it was my own space. As with anything […]
Leadership is about influencing others. Managers can order people to do things, but what does that accomplish. You have won compliance but you failed to get their heart. You have to have influence. Everyone influences other people just as other people influence us. Some influences are positive while others are negative. It is a leader’s […]