Leadership Dialogue: Hot Topic for Dialogue, How Do National Holidays Impact Entrepreneurs?

Sharing Leadership Ideas from Real Life I’m Hugh Ballou, an entrepreneur. This post is about entrepreneurship and National Holidays…Balance in life. On Thursdays, I’ll often 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 … Continue reading Leadership Dialogue: Hot Topic for Dialogue, How Do National Holidays Impact Entrepreneurs?

Leadership Perspective: Reverse Paradigms – Doing vs. Reflecting, Part 1

“Learning without reflection is a waste, reflection without learning is dangerous” – Confucius I’m writing this post on Christmas Eve 2014. It’s not a time that most people in America are working. It’s time for family, friends, and faith celebrations. It’s a celebration remembering the birth of Jesus Christ. No matter what your faith, Christmas is about Christ. Celebrating the goodness of faith and family is a wonderful addition to … Continue reading Leadership Perspective: Reverse Paradigms – Doing vs. Reflecting, Part 1

Leadership Skills: Care of Self

Among all the Leadership Principles and Leadership Skills, Self Care Stands Alone in Importance Happiness, it seems to me, consists of two things: first, in being where you belong and second—and best—in comfortably going through everyday life, that is, having a good night’s sleep and not being hurt by new shoes.  – Theodor Fontane Wayne Muller, in his book A Life of Being, Having, and Doing … Continue reading Leadership Skills: Care of Self