titles do not make leaders

He always had a smile playing around the corners of his mouth ready to burst into that full fledged humorous smile that made others around him smile in spite of themselves. He had a sparkle in his eyes and a jaunty spring to his step. He had a gift for seeing the humor in almost … Continue reading titles do not make leaders

We Have a Crisis in Leadership—Or Do We?

“More is written about leadership than ever, but we have fewer real leaders.” I have heard this, or something similar, many times and I have often said it myself. We have seen failure after failure of high profile business, political, and other types of leaders in the news—both local and national. It gets downright depressing … Continue reading We Have a Crisis in Leadership—Or Do We?

learn to say yes

One of the popular mantra's now is learning to say no to what we consider to be unimportant things that will hinder our "success". I agree to a point, but a friend reminded me that we need to learn to say yes to being selfless, to loving, serving, caring for, and helping others. Maybe there … Continue reading learn to say yes

how you view others affects your effectiveness

The title seems a bit odd does it not? How can your view of others affect your effectiveness? The answer lies in a great book entitled Leadership and Self-Deception put out by the Arbinger Institute. If you don't have this book, you need to add it to your leadership library! One of the key observations … Continue reading how you view others affects your effectiveness

5 Marks of a Leader

I enjoy reading Michael Hyatt's blog as so many others do. In a repost today (he's on vacation) he talks about 5 marks of an authentic leader. Theses marks are: Authentic leaders have insight.  Authentic leaders demonstrate initiative. Authentic leaders exert influence.  Authentic leaders have impact.  Authentic leaders exercise integrity.  Some great points and I … Continue reading 5 Marks of a Leader