Leadership – such a broad yet nebulous subject. So much is written on the subject and I have contributed to that “fog” of information myself. So, many theories, so many lists, so many routes to so-called “success”and etc. (By the way – there are some really terrible definitions of success out there and “lots of… Read More
“Nine Lies About Work” is an excellent book by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall that address nine common misconceptions that are a bit faddish in the organizational world right now and they quickly get to the heart of the matter in this book. This is a book I would recommend adding to your library.
Good morning! We talk much about the dearth of leadership in our businesses, non-profits, churches, and governments. Yet we have leadership institutes in our colleges, we have thousands of blogs on leadership (including this one!), there are enough books on leadership to fill up a library, we have seminars, and on and on. Yet we… Read More
Mission Drift – it is a common issue among faith-based organizations – just think of Harvard and the YMCA. In their book, Mission Drift, Peter Greer and Chris Horst make the following statement: “Without careful attention, faith-based organizations drift from their founding mission. . . Slowly, silently, and with little fanfare organizations routinely drift from… Read More
“3 Forces That Shape Character” by Michael Hyatt Great post by Michael Hyatt
Good Monday morning to you! Winter is not quite done here. The snow started melting last week, but the temps have dropped again. It’s 15 with a wind chill of 0. I am about ready for spring!! Your mindsets are critical to how you live your life.They determine how effective you will be and how… Read More
Good Monday morning to you! One of the most important things that a leader does for his people is to give them hope. Not false hope, but true hope. We have to be honest with our team about the obstacles and difficulties ahead of us, but at the same time it is our job to… Read More
Found this excellent article in Inc.com today. Too often we, as organizational leaders, think all we have to do is restructure our organizations to make things work – we treat them like some kind of machine with interchangeable parts. Guess what? An organization is a complicated network of people and their relationships – it’s not… Read More