Words matter. Feedback fits with Partner and implies aligned desires/goals Evaluation fits with Boss and implies misaligned desires/goals feedback |ˈfēdˌbak| 1 information about reactions to a product, a person’s performance of a task, etc., used as a basis for improvement. evaluation |iˌvalyo͞oˈāSHən| the making of a judgment about the amount, number, or value of something; […]
Jim and John Harbaugh are brothers and will be coaching against each other in the Super Bowl in two weeks. Much has been made about the fact that they both made decisions that went against the norm in the middle of the season that has paid big dividends. Jim Harbaugh switched quarterbacks midseason despite having […]
Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” This time of year is often spent examining our lives and organizations. This is one of the most crucial investments you will make. My fear however, is that our examination too often considers where we are rather than where we are headed. The trajectory of our […]
“I don’t even know what I am supposed to call them in this politically correct world we live in” Translation: “It is too inconvenient for me to learn how to treat others with respect, so I won’t bother trying.” When uttered by the power group (generally able bodied, heterosexual, wealthy, white males) the term […]
A few thoughts on strategic plans: Strategic plans are detrimental if they become an elusive arrival point. Organizations and plans should be dynamic. Strategic plans must allow for a change of course without it feeling like a failure. Strategic plans are detrimental if they don’t acknowledge that to prioritize something inherently something else must drop […]
Positive change always starts with making a decision.
We fall into bad habits. We choose good habits.
Great leaders make people feel like everything is going to be okay.
Great leaders prove they are passionate over time and they don’t use the volume of their voice or hyperactivity to prove they are passionate.
Great leaders celebrate and encourage failures of innovation and aggressiveness.
Do you want to be a better person and a better leader overnight?
What if I told you that you already love doing what it takes to become better?
Below is a chart that explains (what I believe to be) the most important shift in leadership.
Some would say that the right side of the chart is how to lead millenials. I agree that it is how to lead millenials but I think all generations benefit from this style of leadership.
More specifically I am leery when someone says they have learned something.
This is one of the (many) things that 12 step programs got right. No one is a recovered alcoholic they are forever a recovering alcoholic.
Scripture talks about “Being transformed into his likeness with ever increasing glory.” We are being transformed. It is a process and that is okay.