good books on leadership

If you are like me, I thoroughly enjoy learning from others about leadership and I have found one of the best ways to learn from them is to read their books. On the site, I have listed many of my favorites. Check out my Leadership Books. I would also appreciate your suggestions as to … Continue reading good books on leadership

what lens is your leadership team looking through?

Good Friday morning! Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to work with several senior leadership teams of various types of organizations. All of them were made up of good, intelligent, and professional people. Yet, some of them were dealing with a common issue found in many senior leadership teams. This issue … Continue reading what lens is your leadership team looking through?

quotes from a young man that is changing the world

Good morning, Sunday, I finished an excellent book by Adam Braun entitled The Promise of a Pencil. Other than a few places where he uses some less than best language, the book is excellent. He has several quotes through the book I want to highlight for you. They are not new - many are rooted … Continue reading quotes from a young man that is changing the world

“Boards That Lead” by Ram Charan

"Boards That Lead" by Ram CharanChange is coming. Leadership at the top is being redefined as boards take a more active role in decisions that once belonged solely to the CEO. But for all the advantages of increased board engagement, it can create debilitating questions of authority and dangerous meddling in day-to-day operations. Directors need … Continue reading “Boards That Lead” by Ram Charan

building a sustainable culture

"A sustainable culture is built from the inside out. It starts with leadership that places the highest level of importance on human beings and a corresponding premium on recruiting, hiring, and training - both academic and experiential - to equip and empower them." - Dan J. Sanders in Built To Serve 

the heart of a leader

Good morning! The following is a quote from Tim Kimmel found in Crawford Loritts' book, Leadership as an Identity. "What are the qualities of an authentic Christian leader? A humble heart - a reverence for God and respect for others. A grateful heart - an appreciation for what he has given and who has given … Continue reading the heart of a leader

“Leaders who ex…

"Leaders who expect employees to make good decisions and to accept responsibility for them must also provide training and development, education and coaching." A Coach's Guide to Developing Exemplary Leaders - 

are you present?

Good morning to you! Beautiful fall weather up here in NE Indiana. Growing up, Louis L'Amour was one of my favorite authors. In his stories ran the consistent themes of honor, courage, hard work, integrity, loyalty, perseverance, and a high view of marriage. In looking through the book A Trail Of Memories, a compilation of some … Continue reading are you present?

4 traits of a leader

Good Friday morning to you! I have been having fun facilitating a symposium of some very sharp, Christ-centered entrepreneurs yesterday and today. It has been fun! Dr. Crawford Lorritts wrote one of my favorite leadership books - Leadership As An Identity. Dr. Lorritts is the Senior Pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in the northern suburbs of Atlanta, GA. In his study … Continue reading 4 traits of a leader

4 thieves of your productivity

Good morning - another nice day here in the Midwest! Many of us have to contend with thieves. Thieves that rob us of time and diminish our effectiveness. In this case there are no police to call - it is up to us to do something about them. Gary Keller in his book The One … Continue reading 4 thieves of your productivity