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Mistakes, I’ve Made A Few

I love the wisdom of Henry Ford: Failure is only the opportunity to intelligently begin again. Emphasizing the word “intelligently” provides important insight to the process of evaluating and learning from our mistakes. What we believe about failure and how we respond contribute to resiliency and recovery from mistakes. Our attitude toward error enables resiliency. [...]

2018-08-20T10:54:14-04:00October 5th, 2016|Leadership, Overcoming Challenge|

Yes. I Am Asking For It

Let’s talk great feedback. What exactly is “great” feedback? We know it when we hear it, right? Unfortunately, we don’t often get helpful, timely feedback—let alone great feedback. This post reviews potential issues that influence the value of feedback and opportunities for generating and leveraging great feedback. Most of us appreciate hearing when our contributions [...]

2018-08-20T10:55:28-04:00August 18th, 2016|Executing Successfully, Leader Development, Leadership|

Life calls. How do you respond?

One of the many memorable scenes from the movie Forrest Gump has the then-heavily bearded character running down a street. A man, running along side, states the obvious: Gump has just run through a pile of dog poop. Gump’s timeless response? “It happens!” While stepping in sh-t is yucky, messy, smelly, and somewhat unfortunate, let’s [...]

2018-08-20T10:57:02-04:00May 27th, 2016|Leadership|

Invest in Yourself: 4 Strategies to Elevate Your Leadership

In my mind, I hear a wise influencer’s wry statement: “No change, no change.” Translation: if inputs (person, process, strategy, etc.) don’t change, the outcome will not shift towards desired results. Whether an executive or leader seeks to increase his or her impact, assure organizational objectives, shape—or reshape—perceptions, expand influence, or become unstuck from unsatisfying [...]

2018-08-22T09:25:51-04:00April 15th, 2016|Leader Development|

Leadership Manifesto

News media, particularly over the past decade, tends to suggest leadership failure as the norm. Reporting blunders, from foolish faux pas to serious ethical breaches, invites us to believe that great leadership is so rare as to be hardly attainable. When things go wrong, we see the painful outcomes in print, broadcast on television, and [...]

2018-08-20T11:00:29-04:00March 15th, 2016|Executing Successfully, Leader Development, Purpose|

Leadership Book List

Time and again, I’m asked to recommend books on leadership and related topics—especially after (1) someone gets a peek at my library and topic designated bookcases spread throughout my office and home, or (2) I’ve given a speech or presentation. As a result, I’m compiling a series of reading list handouts. In today’s post, I [...]

2018-09-04T18:13:10-04:00February 29th, 2016|Leader Development, Leadership|

Serving Leadership: Generating Transformative Leadership Capacity

A whopping 87% of Amazon reviewers give authors Ken Jennings and John Stahl-Wert five stars for The Serving Leader: Five Powerful Actions to Transform Your Team, Business, and Community. Numerous CEOs have embraced the insights, embarked on transforming their leadership teams, and shared the book throughout their organizations. The book has been so successful over [...]

2018-09-04T18:17:02-04:00January 31st, 2016|Leadership|

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