I haven’t written anything in a while. I took a long break from sharing my thoughts here and it’s made me gain a new level of respect for a few things, relative to life and leadership.
Do you know the #1 skill leaders must possess, in order to be successful and influence their team?
How do we lead when we don’t feel like it? Do we have to be ready to lead, all the time? Can’t I take a break?
There is one critical building block you need, if you want to build a good culture.
A new leader might think, “It would be great if I could give my team everything they desire.” Higher compensation, benefits, resources, information, the list goes on. But a mature leader understands, not only is that impossible, it could be detrimental. Continue reading for 5 reasons why saying “no”, when required, is important.
I wanted to repost this, as I learn this lesson over and over. We all get angry and that’s okay. It even happened to Jesus more than once, so don’t get upset that you got mad at someone. It’s how we react that matters. If we do it right, anger can actually be used to our advantage.
The pastor at my church said hurt people, hurt people. But free people, free people. I began to write down the differences between the two groups and what I found was a pretty big eye-opener, especially as it relates to leadership.
Everyone has an internal mindset. Some people are positive and some are negative. Some live from a position of fear, while others exist in a state of constant power. A question leaders often ask is, “How do I transform a person or group’s mindset, into one that can be beneficial to the desired result? In other words, how do I motivate and influence others toward an expected end?
If you can’t lead yourself, how can you expect others to follow you? There’s nothing worse than following a leader who has no idea where they are going.