Foundations

Leaders: Make Your Own Decisions

Another of my favorite high-traffic posts from previous years… Effective Leaders Take in Data and Then Make Wise Choices Life is the sum of all your choices. ~ Albert Camus It is the nature, and the advantage, of strong people that they

Foundations

Leadership Principles: Over-functioning as Irresponsible Responsibility

Here is another repost of one of my high-traffic blog posts. Roberta Gilbert writes about over-functioning in her book, The Cornerstone Concept. Murray Bowen, creator of Family Systems Theory, once declared, “Over-functioning is irresponsible responsibility.” The #1 complaint I hear from leaders: that

Foundations

Conducting Transformation: Getting Things Done

Make things as simple as possible…but no simpler. – Albert Einstein Hugh’s simple definition of a leader – A leader is: A person who gets things done A person who knows how things get done A person who influences others I use

Foundations

Thought Leaders Write About Ideas

I’m not a very good writer, but I’m an excellent rewriter.  ~James Michener Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows

Balance

Seasons and Rhythms: Lent

Everything on earth has its own time and its own season. (Ecclesiastes 3:1 CEVUK) Leaders train to be at the top of their game every day. We must be productive on a continual basis, however, there is a natural rhythm to life.

Foundations

Who Do You Want To Impress?

Are you writing to impress someone? Who? Are you writing a blog, a book, or articles? Why are you writing? To whom are you writing? I am writing all of the above. I write for my own awareness. I gain clarity as