Leadership Skills: Hiring

“A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe “I hire people brighter than me and I get out of their way.”   – Lee Iacocca One of the most dysfunctional activities in organizations is the hiring process. Sometimes this process is managed by a search committee…that’s even worse, if it’s not done well. The second dysfunctional process … Continue reading Leadership Skills: Hiring

The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – March 27, 2015

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending March 27, 2015 Every day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my … Continue reading The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – March 27, 2015

Resources: Tools and Products That Help Me Be a Better Leader: Exercise

Let’s Chat About Leadership… This blog series appears on Tuesdays, and focuses on resources that I use as I pace my ability to continually strive for my greatest effectiveness. Leaders get things done. In order to accomplish this objective, it’s important to have the necessary skills and systems in place. I have tried many things over many years and have settled on what’s simple, reliable, and … Continue reading Resources: Tools and Products That Help Me Be a Better Leader: Exercise

Leadership Skills: Raising the Leadership Ceiling

John Maxwell defines the “Law of the Lid” what I define as a leadership ceiling. Our organization cannot grow beyond our ability to lead it. The skill to learn is how to raise the ceiling. I have never been without ideas. I have so many good ideas that others get dizzy just hearing about them. I can’t possibly complete all my objectives if I can’t … Continue reading Leadership Skills: Raising the Leadership Ceiling

Resources: Tools and Products That Help Me Be a Better Leader: CEO Space

Let’s Chat About Leadership… This blog series appears on Tuesdays, and focuses on resources that I use as I pace my ability to continually strive for my greatest effectiveness. Leaders get things done. In order to accomplish this objective, it’s important to have the necessary skills and systems in place. I have tried many things over many years and have settled on what’s simple, reliable, and … Continue reading Resources: Tools and Products That Help Me Be a Better Leader: CEO Space

Resources: Tools and Products That Help Me Be a Better Leader: Better Than Vitamins

Let’s Chat About Leadership… This blog series appears on Tuesdays, and focuses on resources that I use as I pace my ability to continually strive for my greatest effectiveness. Leaders get things done. In order to accomplish this objective, it’s important to have the necessary skills and systems in place. I have tried many things over many years and have settled on what’s simple, reliable, and … Continue reading Resources: Tools and Products That Help Me Be a Better Leader: Better Than Vitamins

Resources: Tools and Products That Help Me Be a Better Leader: Books #1

Let’s Chat About Leadership… This blog series appears on Tuesdays, and focuses on resources that I use as I pace my ability to continually strive for my greatest effectiveness. Leaders get things done. In order to accomplish this objective, it’s important to have the necessary skills and systems in place. I have tried many things over many years and have settled on what’s simple, reliable, and … Continue reading Resources: Tools and Products That Help Me Be a Better Leader: Books #1

The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – February 27, 2015

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending February 27, 2015 Every day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my … Continue reading The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – February 27, 2015

Leadership Dialogue: Sharing Perspective…Do Ailments Defined by the Pope Apply to Others?

Sharing Leadership Ideas from Real Life Each Thursday, I’ll launch a topic for discussion, dialogue, debate, and introspective conversation. In group facilitation situations, I ask the participants to reframe disagreement from the category of a “weapon” to the category of a “creative tool.” This change in paradigm allows for very lively and productive discussions to happen. It takes away the risk of feeling like participants are … Continue reading Leadership Dialogue: Sharing Perspective…Do Ailments Defined by the Pope Apply to Others?

Leadership Skills: Transparency

Effective leaders are not always right. They ensure that leaders on their teams are. Leading is empowering others. – Hugh Ballou As leaders, we follow what we have been taught by habit, and mostly out of ignorance of what else to do. We respect those who have impacted our lives, unintentionally feeling obligated to do so. In my case, it’s a part of that inherited … Continue reading Leadership Skills: Transparency

The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – February 20, 2015

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending February 20, 2015 Every day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my … Continue reading The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – February 20, 2015

Leadership Dialogue: Sharing Perspective…Should Leaders Take Health Advice Away from Doctors?

Sharing Leadership Ideas from Real Life Each Thursday, I’ll launch a topic for discussion, dialogue, debate, and introspective conversation. In group facilitation situations, I ask the participants to reframe disagreement from the category of a “weapon” to the category of a “creative tool.” This change in paradigm allows for very lively and productive discussions to happen. It takes away the risk of feeling like participants are … Continue reading Leadership Dialogue: Sharing Perspective…Should Leaders Take Health Advice Away from Doctors?

Leadership Perspective: Reverse Paradigms, Being Emotional versus Logical Thinking

The point is not to take the world’s opinion as a guiding star but to go one’s way in life and working unerringly, neither depressed by failure nor seduced by applause. – Gustav Mahler   Thinking versus Feeling is Transformational Leadership Leaders lead. The question is…do we lead with our brains or with our hearts? In my studies in Bowen Family Systems, a profound paradigm for … Continue reading Leadership Perspective: Reverse Paradigms, Being Emotional versus Logical Thinking

Leadership Dialogue: Sharing Perspective…Should Local Nonprofits Pay Local Tax?

Sharing Leadership Ideas from Real Life Each Thursday, I’ll launch a topic for discussion, dialogue, debate, and introspective conversation. In group facilitation situations, I ask the participants to reframe disagreement from the category of a “weapon” to the category of a “creative tool.” This change in paradigm allows for very lively and productive discussions to happen. It takes away the risk of feeling like participants are … Continue reading Leadership Dialogue: Sharing Perspective…Should Local Nonprofits Pay Local Tax?

The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – February 6, 2015

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending February 6, 2015 Every day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my … Continue reading The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – February 6, 2015

Leadership Perspective: Reverse Paradigms, Responding vs. Reacting

The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react. – George Bernard Shaw Yes, there is a difference. Is been said that the difference in reacting and responding is about 10 seconds. Our normal animal behavior is to react to defend ourselves. The learned response is from our developed cortex brain. We must learn to override our instincts to react by thoughtful … Continue reading Leadership Perspective: Reverse Paradigms, Responding vs. Reacting

Leadership Dialogue: Sharing Perspectives

Sharing Leadership Ideas from Real Life Each Thursday, I’ll launch a topic for discussion, dialogue, debate, and introspective conversation. In group facilitation situations, I ask the participants to reframe disagreement from the category of a “weapon” to the category of a “creative tool.” This change in paradigm allows for very lively and productive discussions to happen. It takes away the risk of feeling like participants are … Continue reading Leadership Dialogue: Sharing Perspectives

Leadership Perspective: Reverse Paradigms, Speaking vs. Silence

Silence is golden. Rests in music are not just an absence of sound, they are important punctuations in the music. Rests provide clarity for what just occurred and prepare us for what is about to happen. – Hugh Ballou We fill every moment of every day… We complain about how much we have to do… We share our anxiety with everyone we come in contact … Continue reading Leadership Perspective: Reverse Paradigms, Speaking vs. Silence

The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – January 16, 2015

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending January 16, 2015 Every day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my … Continue reading The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – January 16, 2015

The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – January 9, 2015

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending January 9, 2015 Every day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my … Continue reading The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – January 9, 2015