Foundations

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  I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. – Pablo Picasso Perfection paralysis is a condition that keeps many leaders from obtaining their best results. You may know someone, or

Foundations

Leadership Skills: Avoiding Negative Influence

Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another. –  Napoleon Hill   A leader is primarily a person of influence. Leaders get to choose how to

Foundations

The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – May 23, 2014

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending May 23, 2014 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

Foundations

The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – April 18, 2014

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending April 18, 2014 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

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

Relationships

Leadership and Writing: 5 Reasons I Write

Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short. – Henry David Thoreau Words are a lens to focus one’s mind. – Ayn Rand Who Is My Audience for Writing? I write for myself and

Balance

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