Few things derail a leader and hurt organizations more than unhealthy personal perspectives and pride. The more senior a leader, the more painful the impact of unhealthy pride and narcissism. Napoleon was both a genius and a disaster. [Read more…] about Significant, But Not That Significant
“You can impress people from a distance, but you can impact them only up close.” – Howard Hendricks, notable author and a seminary professor who trained thousands of pastors.
I reflect on things I’ve learned from my grandfathers, my dad, my mother, multiple mentors over the years, peers and even “enemies” and competitors – the majority were not through formal teaching or words but inferred by example. I don’t even have words, for example, to describe how my grandfather would swell in height and presence when he had to face off in a tense situation, or how quickly he would soften when my grandmother would ask him for help.
Paraphrasing ancient wisdom, “Always lead by example, and use words when necessary.” [Read more…] about How Close Should You Be with Your Direct Reports?
“Put more wood behind the spear point to truly deliver impact.”
That’s what one of my mentors would tell me when I started spreading my team (and myself) too thinly. [Read more…] about Choosing to Focus on What Matters