Leaders are doers. Far too often, however, leaders want to be delegators. As leaders, we see something that needs to be done, or changed, then look around the organization for someone to accomplish it. In our attempt to offload the responsibility, the quality of what was imagined is diminished. Not because our people are not … More Delegate, Outsource, Or Lead?
The word accountability is abused and misused. We do this by removing the hard parts of accountability. The part that calls for change. Think of accountability as a coin. We are very good at viewing the front side of the coin. The front side is awareness, which is the easy part. In fact, today’s … More The Accountability Coin
Lots of people ask for a great book on leadership. Presumably, reading that book will allow them to become a great leader. Few of us, however, ask for books about integrity, character, vision, or love; the traits that makeup a great leader. Clearly, we are more interested in gaining skills and competence than character and wisdom. … More Great Leaders Ask Better Questions
Are you an owner, or a leader? Do you know the difference? Which of the following traits describe your actions better? Owner Leader Expects more production and lower expenses. Often adversarial Creates a platform for continuous improvement and growth Extracts Value – people within the organization can be “seduced” to leave by lower commission splits … More Ownership vs. Leadership
A mentor once told me that “leaders are readers.” Ever since, I have looked to books so that I can glean knowledge and wisdom from others journey on this earth. Im also experiencing the truth behind Charlie “Tremendous” Jones’ comment that “Five years from today, you will be the same person that you are today, … More Leaders Are Readers