Listen to the Chattahoochee Driftwood leadership podcast to hear a discussion with executive coach Scott McBride on the importance of emotional intelligence for a leader.
People are incredibly, and frustratingly unique and complex. As a good leader, we are not to to to stamp out that weirdness – that uniqueness – but to maximize it to make strong teams. “Well-roundedness is a misguided and futile objective when it comes to individual people; but when it comes to teams it’s an… Read More
Here is another way of thinking about leadership from someone I enjoy – Simon Sinek. “The leaders of great organizations do not see people as a commodity to be managed to grow money. They see the money as the commodity to be managed to help grow their people.” Simon Sinek in “Leaders Eat Last” “To… Read More
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An article on the Forbes website from January 2012 used the following quote from Jennifer Chatman, management professor at the University of California-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, “Jargon masks real meaning.” I hope that you will allow me some small liberties with this phrase. Jargon relates to words or phrases that are used within certain… Read More
“Simply put, employers can make decisions to improve people’s lives in fundamentally important ways. Or, alternatively, employers can, either intentionally or through ignorance and neglect, create workplaces that literally sicken and kill people.” (Pfeffer, 2018) This quote is one of the many that stopped me dead in my tracks. To realize that the quality of… Read More
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… Read More
Much is written about how to use questions to lead; about how leaders need to be asking the right questions of those they lead. However, one key aspect of leadership, is answering questions for the people that you are leading. In one of my favorite organizational health books, The Advantage, my favorite organizational health / business author,… Read More
Managers are receiving a bad rap in my opinion. I enjoy learning and sharing about leadership, so I keep up fairly well with the current literature. Additionally, I have been an adjunct professor at the graduate level for about 14 years often teaching on management / leadership using various texts. I have seen a bit… Read More
When taking command of my first Army unit, my battalion commander told me: “Captain, your responsibilities are simple, you are responsible for everything that does or does not happen in your unit.” No excuses, no deflecting blame to someone in my unit, no dodging responsibilities. As the leader of the unit – I was responsible… Read More