Foundations

Leadership Resources: Personal Growth

  “We should not judge people by their peak of excellence, but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.”  ― Henry Ward Beecher Leaders Are Constantly Working on Skills For Nonprofit Leaders: 1) Nonprofit Performance Magazine For the first

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The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – August 8, 2014

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending August 8, 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 Traps to Avoid – Working Too Much

Preventing Burnout Of my four leadership principles (Foundations, Relationships, Systems and Balance) the fourth one is the key to how effective the other 3 principles can be. If we work all the time, then we are not at our best. There is

Relationships

Do the Opposite

A Time for Everything There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1   The Tao of Leadership is one of those books that every leader needs to own, to read, and to reread on a

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

Failing is a Pathway to Success

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. ~Henry Ford I was looking at expensive rings with a variety of brilliant gems that sparkle in the light. They sparkle because they are highly polished and engraved for excellence. Gems cannot

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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

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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

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Leadership Stories: A Shoeshine Can Change Your Day

Transformational Leaders Look for the Kairos Moments that Bring Clarity and Inspiration * I stopped to get a shoeshine in the Chicago airport. There was no one present when I arrived at the shoeshine chair. After a few minutes, I heard a

Systems

Planning: Paying the “Upfront Cost”

Paying the upfront cost of planning is far, far, cheaper than the cost of the fix.   “Where there is no vision, the people perish: But he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” – Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)   “None of us

Systems

The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – October 4, 2013

Five Blogs of Note for the Week Ending October 4, 2013 Continuing in my new tradition, 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

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Leadership Skills: The Lid

Leaders grow; they are not made. – Peter F. Drucker  I’m reading Cynthia Zhai’s blog post about The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John Maxwell. Here are some quotes from her blog: In the first law–the law of the