Boot the Impulse: Mindfulness Will Make You Awesome

0
Published: December 3, 2015

I think that American culture teaches us to get on with it.  Make a decision.  Move.  “Fish or cut bait.” Many of us have learned the lesson that “if we aren’t acting, we aren’t doing anything important.” Clearly, taking the right action helps to change us from a position of being stuck.  However, I am […]

Passion versus perfection

0
Published: December 18, 2014

I am sure that you have some people on your team filled with passion for what you are doing. It is also likely that you have some people that are perfectionistic. How do the passionate ones get along with the perfectionistic ones? In my experience, there is a chance for a clash between these two […]

Micro Leadership, Macro Leadership

0
Published: September 19, 2014

  Is it daunting to consider yourself a leader? Perhaps you are judging yourself too harshly.  I think that all people have leadership talents within them; our work sometimes calls us to be a leader at a micro level, and at other times, someone calls us to be a leader at a macro level.  Good […]

Leadership: Patient all the Way to Victory

0
Published: September 9, 2014

  The focus of the leader ought to be on changing the state of the world for the long term. This priority is a big order. A leader must work through other people, and frequently faces resistance, limited resources, and short-term crises. To keep that long-term vision, a leader must have patience.   Patience is […]

Big space needed. Wide Space for Transformation

0
Published: May 30, 2014

  The turning radius of a supertanker is approximately ¾ of a mile. By contrast, a hummingbird seems to be able to change course instantaneously with no space lost. If you are changing the course of your life right now, as I am, like many people I know are, how much space is needed to […]

Leadership and the Movies

0
Published: April 1, 2014

What are the great movies about leadership? I’m talking about movies that demonstrate leadership choices, not simply movies about great men or women. Leadership is really about moving people, making hard decisions, and inspiring us. All of these issues have been tackled by the movies.   Last year movie about Abraham Lincoln was released, several […]

Facing Adversaries as a Leader

0
Published: March 21, 2014

Leaders, you are vulnerable. Because you have a position of authority, because you are seen as an expert and because other people resent what you’ve attained, you are a target of attacks by people a bad will around you. I wish I had better news to give you. John Maxwell expressed the problem this way: […]

Leadership Power, Make it Meaningful

0
Published: March 14, 2014

  Simon Sinek wrote, “Those who know their Why are the ones who lead.” And just why is this true? The ones who lead truly are the people who don’t have to ask why. They know which way they’re going. The leaders can explain the “why” to others. These leaders have a direction; they have […]

Show me Productivity

0
Published: January 21, 2014

Are you a productive person?  Even if you say “yes,” I believe you can press the accelerator for your inclination to action.  Productivity demonstrates that one has intelligence, action, and a will to move. The right “friends” will help you get going, and increase speed. Here are your friends for getting things done: A sense […]

The strategic mind of the leader

0
Published: January 16, 2014

  Someone’s got to think differently! One of the principal functions of a leader is to do “strategic thinking,” after all, if the leader is thinking like everyone else, no one is leading! Try these techniques to give you a different perspective on your work and see if you shift your thinking style. Ask, “What’s […]

  • Supercharge Your Business With Steve's Free Monthly Newsletter


  •   

    ecover3 Changing careers is difficult. Some people not only manage to land on their feet, they become a leader in their new field. Learn five power factors to help you move through upheaval. Leaders in Transition is available through Amazon and on Kindle.