Foundations

Watch the Director!

What you can learn about leadership from the musical conductor is comprehensive. I spend my time working with great people doing great things. The more competent clients realize how much they don’t know, and they’re willing to be open to new ideas,

Foundations

Failure – Giving Value to Sustainability

Here is another repost of one of my high-traffic blog posts. It’s not lack of vision that caused failure – it’s lack of leadership skills! What’s the major reason organizations fail? Usually failure is blamed on finances – lack of capital. I

Relationships

Leadership Skills: Listening

“Being listened to is so close to being loved that most people cannot tell the difference.” –David Oxberg   Listening is a primary skill for the Transformational Leader. My model for great leadership is based on the skills of the musical conductor,

Foundations

Transformational Leadership Traits: Clarity of Vision

Transformational Leadership Transformational leadership was birthed from educational systems and the military.  The writings of BM Bass and JM Burns are cited in many, if not most, articles on transformational leadership.  In the best sense, transformational leaders equip and create community.  

Foundations

Daily Leadership Discipline – Physical

4 of 5   Exceptional Leaders are Fit     Having spent about a year off from exercise, I now have a daily routine that is my commitment to leadership excellence. Athletes at the Olympics, or other sports figures, must maintain the

Foundations

Daily Leadership Discipline – Emotional

2 of 5 in the series Control of Self is a Primary Leadership Competency   “A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.” – James Allen, As a Man Thinketh, also

Systems

Decide to Think Big – Expect Big Results

Tweet Thinking small, isn’t hard. It’s just a habit. A habit with consequences. Same for thinking big. –  The Universe When it’s only you, then you can be very flexible – do what you want to do,  when you want to do

Foundations

FOUNDATIONS: Know the Score

Knowing the Score Means Knowing What You Want Build a strategy beginning with your core values, your vision and mission, and your long-term strategic objectives. You’ve got to think about “big things” while you’re doing small things, so that all the small