Sheryl Sandberg’s new book (Lean In) is out or should I say “in.” Her message to women is to be more ambitious, grab a seat at the table, raise your hand, and take credit for the work you’ve done. She believes that women have a tendency to lean backward as they consider whether and [...]
Category: Finding Purpose
Leaders may feel like they need fewer challenges, not more. In fact, what they need are new challenges, not the same ones, over and over. The focus of today’s post is on how to challenge yourself in new ways and, in the process, develop as a leader. Digital Photography School offers a weekly photo challenge [...]
The Entrepreneurial Guide to Success Joe Powers is the owner of the Canadian Honker, an unassuming “comfort food” restaurant in Rochester, MN. The restaurant is located directly across the street from St. Marys Hospital, part of the world famous Mayo Clinic. Heads of state, Fortune 100 executives, and media personalities are routinely cared for at [...]
My dear friend Steve Singer was shot and murdered this week in Scottsdale, Arizona. Steve Singer was not one who sought fame, and yet his and his attorney’s deaths were the top stories this week in Arizona and on national news because of the timing of his death. Their deaths are newsworthy mainly because of their proximity to the legislative [...]
As a leader, do you lead a purposeful life? What do you believe is your highest purpose? And what habits or qualities (i.e. virtues) allow you to succeed?
“The final mystery is oneself” — Oscar Wilde Would you spend the rest of your life following the notions of a 12-year-old child? Probably not. Why is it then that people feel attached to the life trajectory and vision they formed at that age? When we’re young and imagining our futures, we don’t understand the [...]
The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to itself, to the [...]
Leadership is seeing how one small change like using an overhand knot verses and underhand knot to tie your shoe can have massive improvement in performance. Are you peeling back the onion and exploring how small changes can be substantial.
Becoming a Leader: Challenge #1–Humility in your success Humility: a modest opinion or estimate of one’s own importance; not believing that you are superior to somebody else. In the famous words of Charles Schwab: ”I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.” Schwab counted as his greatest asset his ability to arouse [...]
Becoming a Leader Being an achiever requires intelligence, knowledge, and skill. Becoming a leader requires these elements, too, but leaders must also have Emotional Intelligence (sometimes referred to as EQ, for Emotional Quotient, or EI). EQ is what leaders use to motivate others and help them work together toward a common goal. Daniel Goleman identified [...]