Bill Hybels talks about 360 leadership. Leading those above, those who work for you and those on an even par. Austin McCann wrote in his blog, “In leadership, the hardest person to lead is not other people, but it is ourselves. We can see that even Paul faced the frustration of trying to lead [Continue Reading]
Managing Yourself and Business Analytics
Two articles really grabbed me this week as we all watched as nature remind us what power is and what it’s capable of with eight, ten feet of water.. The first read was by a Peter Drucker, although deceased Drucker’s articles still hit home and like aged advice from our parents, it still sends a [Continue Reading]
3 Keys to Effectively Giving Thanks
As leaders most of us mean well but forget one really important skill… the ability to showing appreciation. According to the US Dept of Labor, the number one reason Americans leave their jobs is because they didn’t feel appreciated and currently 64% of Americans don’t feel appreciated at work! That’s staggering … on the other [Continue Reading]
Do You Manage From A ‘Big Picture’ Or Details Perspective? Get Ready To Zoom In And Zoom Out!
What is your management style? Do you lead by making balancing complex markets and factors that can impact your business or do you roll up your sleeves and work out the smallest details? A few weeks back there was a TED event at the University of Michigan Flint. TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is a [Continue Reading]
What Do You Call A Leader With No Followers? Just A Guy Taking A Walk!
Leadership. Walk through any business section of a book store will amaze you at the tonnage of books related to Leadership, in business. You’ll find texts offering Bill Gates secrets, Bill Russell’s rules, how Jack Welch earned his title, “Neutron Jack”, and Jeff Bezos and the creation of Amazon.com. You’ see books by Maxwell listing [Continue Reading]
Smart Goals – Can you see yours?
Can you see your goal? Is it Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, given a Timeframe? Bobby Jones, the famous golfer said, “I’ve played a few rounds with friends, but I’ve never played a friendly round.” Golf like many other sports requires “muscle memory”. Muscle memory is when you train your muscles to perform the same way [Continue Reading]
Language defines the message in business culture
Language matters. Spoken language is the most powerful communication tool used to enable teams, cultures and companies. Time and time again we see great leaders investing time and grappling with the message. They understand that spoken words, capture the imagination, excite, inspire, ignite action and raise spirits. Language matters! Great teams, great cultures have their [Continue Reading]