Just a few brief thoughts today that I wanted to post yesterday but couldn’t find time to write up. This should be an obvious insight but somehow it gets missed. Leaders do not lead projects or initiatives – they lead people. And that means that people skills are vital for effective leadership. Communication – both… Continue reading Leaders lead people
I’ve been writing and tweeting lately about leadership, change, culture and diversity and wanted to share a few more thoughts on this confluence of topics today. Hopefully this isn’t too abstract but sometimes trying to write frequently means that it will take several shorter posts to get at the heart of a topic that I… Continue reading Leading for change
How can you change the set of behaviors and habits that a couple, a family, or an organization has developed over time? How do you shift the mindset that thinks, “This is who we are and what we do,” when sticking with the old way of thinking won’t produce the new results you want? I’m… Continue reading How do you change a culture?
I want to change the world. There, I said it. I don’t just want a comfortable life (though I sure wouldn’t mind if that happens too) or a fun job (also nice but not my highest goal). I want to make a difference, to leave things better than I found them, to be part of… Continue reading A Little Secret
The issue of how organizations benefit from embracing diversity and inclusion has come up in multiple ways this past week, including in an interesting article from a back issue of Scientific American that you can find here: http://bit.ly/1qLZR2E We talked about this issue in my company today as we discussed goals and objectives for 2015. This… Continue reading Diversity and Leadership
I’m not sure who said this first since I’ve heard or read it in multiple places over the years, but one of the simplest definitions of leadership I have heard is stated this way by leadership writer John Maxwell: “Leadership is influence.” As I take time in 2015 to blog regularly about leadership I wanted… Continue reading Influence