The highest type of ruler is one of whose existence the people are barely aware. -Lao Tzu [Share This: Twitter | LinkedIn] Here’s a dirty little secret: many of us think we’re servant leaders, until we’re really tested – myself included. You see, in our daily jobs, it’s easy to cast off the credit, saying, “Oh, […]
Hey gang, here’s something I’ve been struggling with for a while and want to run by you. Let me know if you agree… What is Staying Small? Staying small, in leadership, means staying in the details. It means remembering the little gals and guys. Staying small means keeping your humility. It’s about not thinking too […]
Perhaps the most iconic mentoring leader on the silver screen, Yoda is an excellent example of great leadership. Here are 7 leadership lessons from the great servant leader, Yoda: 1. You are not the hero, but your Padawan may be Yes, Yoda is cool. However, he’s not the popular hero of the series. Instead, he […]
The Scenario: Overconfident I was hired to deliver a new back office software suite. Prior to my arrival, the project had struggled to get off the ground, so expectations were high. They placed a lot of hope in me and perceived me as the “hero” outside hire. What was worse, I knew and believed the hype […]
Yesterday, our youngest son (2 month old Gabriel) had a “blow out”. You parents know what I mean and the rest can probably figure it out from the title. It was a mess. By the way, if you’re eating while you read this, you may want to come back later…. Getting Your Hands Dirty While […]
People who seek prestige through leadership roles or titles cause trouble and hardship for stakeholders. These individuals, expecting recognition, fame or fortune, fall flat when they awaken to the true demands of a leader. “With great power, comes great responsibility.” -Ben Parker (paraphrasing others) Therefore, please, I beg of you, if you’re out to “lead” […]
If we’re not careful, oversight can turn into narcissism. So how can leaders avoid narcissism and their team’s morale alive? Here are a few suggestions.