Want to Be a Better Leader?
Welcome to my blog! Regular blog posts will be short—400 words or less—so you can get the point quickly (commentaries may run longer).
I invite comments, with one caveat: Keep it civil. I value feedback and even welcome disagreement, but let’s dialog in a way that leads to greater perspective for all and avoids the all-too-easy name calling and mud slinging.
If you don’t have a clear picture of what kind of leader you want to be, is it really a surprise that you’re not as effective as you could be?
You can’t lead effectively if people don’t know you’re there. So how do you increase your visibility?
To commute safely you need to know how to follow well. Turns out the same is true for leadership.
Leadership involves more than just telling people what to do. Here are some best practices from the world of adult training design that will help you be a better leader.
Trying to appear to be the smartest person in the room will very likely backfire on you. Want to know why?
On a recent trip to Alaska I saw and heard incredible stories of how animals intentionally develop their young for the road ahead. If they can do it, shouldn’t we?
When rainfall is high for extended periods of time, the soil eventually cannot absorb anything more. After this, everything that depends on the soil for stability and nutrition starts to rot. So what do you think happens to your leadership if you’re saturated?
Earthquakes are one of the most destructive forces on the planet. Most of us know what earthquakes are, but are probably less conscious of the pressure buildup that causes them. It’s never good to let unnecessary pressure build up on the most important things in your life.
Static comes from friction. It invisibly builds up then discharges in an instant, usually on whatever object is closest to you. It’s a nuisance, it’s frustrating and in some cases dangerous.
On November 7, 1940, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington state shook itself apart and collapsed as a result of destructive resonance. If we’re not careful, the same thing can happen to us and our leadership efforts.
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