Do you have a co-worker that you’re jealous of? Is it personal or professional? Do they have it all together, the dream house, sports car, perfect family? Or is it the best job, all the promotions, and raises? Is jealousy a good motivation for getting ahead? In today’s post, I discuss jealousy and try to […]
Odds are you’ve heard the phrase “Hey coach, put me in!”. This really resonates with the leadership style required for going forward. If you’re a leader, replace that with coach. Think of some of the great sports coaches in history. Adolph Rupp, John Wooden, Phil Jackson, Pat Summit, and Jimmie Johnson. Really, the list could […]
Gone are the days of do as I say. The 20th Century was full of leaders who demanded people do things just because they said so, all the while they did the complete opposite. A 21st Century leader will need a transformation from the status quo to be successful. You ask, why should I have to […]
The Millennials are coming to an organization near you. Actually, they’re already here. Millennials account for an estimated 34% of the workforce. Over the next decade, estimates show Millennials will become 75% of the available workers. In 2016 alone, 3.6 million Boomers will retire. Are you prepared? Millennials have a lot to offer, but they […]
Have you ever gone to the movies expecting nothing more but to see a 4 year old entertained? I went this weekend to see Zootopia with no expectations except a couple laughs here and there. Well, it didn’t disappoint in laughter, but there was an underlying tone that caught my eye as well. Zootopia is a new release […]
Search “Trust Leadership” on Google and you will find about 372,000,000 results. It seems like these two go hand in hand. If trust in leadership is such a hot topic, then why are there so many issues trusting leaders? The answer is, we’ve been let down to many times. Like the old saying “fool me […]
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 […]
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 […]