Attention

Here is an excerpt from Leadership Matters. It contains 31 daily insights to inspire extraordinary results. Time is a great equalizer; it runs at the same speed for everybody, rich or poor, jet pilot or snail farmer. You can’t manufacture time, you can’t reproduce time, you can’t slow time down or turn it around and…

Batman and Leadership

https://www.youtube.com/embed/5c4UVAMFOnw Leadership is an inside job. It starts inside with your personal leadership traits, such as integrity, trust, competence, and authenticity – all of which are aspects of personal reliability. You cannot expect your team to be reliable (or any other trait for that matter) if you are not being reliable. Since reliability, like leadership,…

All In

A few weeks ago, our youngest daughter, Lexi, was a co-director of Wake ‘N Shake, Wake Forest University’s dance marathon fundraiser. This event supports the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund. Brian played football at Wake Forest, then the Chicago Bears, before dying of cancer at 26 years old. The movie, Brian’s Song, chronicled his life. It’s been…

Leading on Purpose

Cheryl Johnson is Chief Human Resources Officer for Paylocity and has been a client at two different companies, Fossil and ULTA Beauty. During one of our original discussions years ago, we talked about how creating a compelling purpose can ignite a personal passion to go the extra mile. Cheryl was reflecting on one of her first…

3 Words to Change the World

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Although it’s an ambitious goal to change the world, we often underestimate our singular power to change the world of those around us. We don’t have to be a billionaire giving away cars or houses to positively change someone’s world. We each have that same power. We don’t even have to do anything!  We only have…

Leadership is a Verb

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  Leadership builds up, not down.It is active, not passive,Leadership brings a smile, not a frown. Leadership gives credit, not blame.It casts vision, not doubt,Leadership drives change, not same.  Leadership adds value, not clutter.It sees causes, not symptoms,Leadership ignites passion, not a sputter. Leadership helps you swim, not drown.It is inspiring, not expiring,Leadership is a…

Involuntary Humility

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Humility is not thinking less of ourselves but thinking of ourselves less. If you have children, you know they are great at maintaining their parents’ humility. My youngest child, Lexi, is particularly gifted in this area. Along with the books and columns I write, I have been writing this newsletter/blog for 22 years now. Occasionally I…

Anything is Everything

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How you do anything is how you do everything.  Each and every action you take, word you speak and decision you make creates a life by choice. Every area of your life affects every other area of your life. So, start elevating just one area of your life, then watch the positive effect in other…