You know why I am overweight? It’s because I eat too much and I don’t exercise enough. Period.
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?
Lately, I’ve been doing some things to reduce stress. I’d like to share these things with you and also share why I am doing this.
I am humbled by stories of people putting other people first. It’s not really a natural human reaction, meaning, I believe our natural instinct is to look out for number one. Ourselves. But when someone selflessly gives, it’s really special. I am slowly beginning to believe that we all have this capacity, but we need to drop our ego and desires and replace them with a passion for people.
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.
One of the most important things you will do as a leader, is develop core members of your team. It starts, however, with one major step.
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.
Living in a world where everybody likes you and your choices is not ideal or realistic. Here’s an old story about myself that I wanted to re-post, as it taught me a very valuable lesson. Maybe someone else can learn from it.
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.