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How secure are you in your leadership?
Here are some ways to measure that …
Anything that we INTEND to do requires us to be INTENTIONAL!
A suggestion to add to your leadership listening library.
The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast is a great one!
“I’m so busy” … 5 great reasons to avoid that phrase!
To handle yourself, use your head;
to handle others, use your heart.
Read this week & definitely recommend!
Desire to be an exceptional leader? Here are 7 traits to reflect on and use as growth areas.
Are you a healthy leader? Check out these 25 signs to know areas you’re doing great with and areas that need to be worked on.
“The highest calling of leadership is to unlock the potential of others.”
– Carly Fiorina
Just finished! Angela Duckworth’s Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. Good read and highly recommend.
If you need consistent doses of humor in your week, you really should follow John Crist.
Here’s a little sample for a Friday chuckle … and seriously, y’all, the sports clips are too funny!
If we are actively seeking to grow & learn every single day,
we can say with confidence:
“I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.”
Do you hire staff or recruit volunteers with their EQ in mind?
Here are 4 great questions to ask during the interview process.
Andy Stanley’s Leadership Podcast is a great one to consider adding to your listening learning & growing time!
Annoying habits? Me? Surely not! Well, yep … we all have them. The key is to identify and eliminate as often as we can. This article is a good prompt for that.
Conference Time! Planning to attend Global Leadership Summit 2017?
Here’s a great word on 6 themes you can expect this year.
Shipwreck. Not a good thing. Watch out for these 3 lies in leadership.
Another great podcast to add to your regular learning-on-the-go:
Craig Groeschel’s Leadership Podcast.
Small things add up and become big things!
A good reminder!
Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today. (Will Rogers)
A word on finishing well may be just what you need in this
season of life.
Are you unintentionally killing your momentum?
Here’s a list of 8 things to avoid.
Need suggestions for that summer reading list?
Check out the Read to Lead Podcast.
Love this word from Carrie Wilkerson:
Choose your inner circle. Don’t let folks ‘yuck’ on your ‘yay!’
The very first episode of The Global Leadership Podcast was just released this week!!! 30-minute episodes will be available first & third Tuesdays of each month and the learning opportunity from the world’s top leadership experts is tremendous. There are also accompanying downloads & resources including Reflection Questions that can be used as a team discussion.
Feeling a bit of time pressure during this season of life?
Here are 10 Ways to Get The Most Our of Your Time.
A little laugh for the day!
Paper is Dead??!?
(35 seconds … turn sound up)
There are a zillion great podcasts to learn from. You, no doubt, have some personal favorites and I would LOVE to know what those are (comment below). If you are not already a subscriber, Dr. Henry Cloud’s Leadership University is totally worth your time.
Do you love lists?
You may find yourself somewhere in this list of 20 …
Dave Ramsey on a mistake we need to avoid. Take a look at the (less than 3 minute) video that could potentially impact your leadership in a big way!
Every single day is the right day to say Thanks! Need some creative ideas that work for volunteers as well as paid staff? 98 Thank Yous For Volunteers is a good list to keep handy.
Current book I’m in: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success In A Distracted World by Cal Newport … oh my goodness!!! Not quite at the half-way point and it is rocking my world.
According to Newport, deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. No doubt I could use more focus and less distraction!
From my reading to this point, there are several things I know I must decide:
- If I want my life to matter (and, I do!), am I willing to do deep work to make it happen?
- What shallow work is currently in my life? And, am I willing to make adjustments in those areas?
- How am I going to practically pursue deep work in my weekly schedule?
So, for starters, I am certain that there are multiple Social Media habits that fall into the shallow work category that I will adjust. I am choosing to quit Twitter before I even begin … this was something that I honestly thought I had to do for business purposes. I’m choosing otherwise. I’ll also be evaluating Facebook time – not eliminating it, just scaling back the hours. yes, hours … 🙁
On purpose, I have used the words “decide” and “choose” multiple times. I’m thrilled that pursuing things like deep work are totally in my control.
Now I’m headed off to increased deep work … off to strengthened leadership … off to finish that book!!!
If you are not already acquainted in the virtual world, please let me introduce you to Michael Hyatt
Michael is a leader of leaders and a person who continues to have tremendous influence on my personal growth. You can read his bio HERE
and then begin exploring all of the great content on his blog.
He doesn’t know me. I’ve never met him in person. In fact, I may would pass him by in a crowd. Yet he is a mentor, a leader I share common values with and a person I allow to frequently speak into my life. He challenges me, suggests new books for me to read, and offers incredible wisdom and real life helps in regard to productivity, technology and so much more.
I highly recommend you get to know Michael Hyatt and allow yourself the opportunity to learn from his years of experience and God-given leadership gift.
Looking for a read that will speak deeply to your soul?
This book will likely do it!!
For me, Soul Detox by Craig Groeschel impacted me on a deep level and caused me to reflect in areas that had not been tended to in a long time.