Monthly Archives: April 2014

Leadership is for Grown Ups

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Change of Scenery

I was talking with someone the other day and he said something that stopped me in my tracks. The person is a pretty senior leader. We were talking about an initiative that he is heading up that is very important to his company’s overall strategy.  There is one aspect of the work that he seemed to be hesitant about. I asked what was up and he said that while he knew this particular element was vital to their work, it was getting push back from one quarter. He said he was considering dropping because he didn’t want to “get in trouble.”

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Self-Awareness is Good for Business.

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stagecoach

Remember the old western movies when the stagecoach driver gets shot and he drops the reins and the horses are galloping wildly toward the edge of the cliff? Someone has to grab the reins to regain control of the horses, slow the stagecoach, and avert catastrophe! Who’s driving your stagecoach? How fast are you going? Are you heading toward a cliff? As we rush headlong into our days we may miss the reality that many of us are doing more at the cost of being less.

In the hustle and bustle we can forget that we are all leaving a legacy. What legacy are you creating? read more