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Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Art, Work | 0 comments

Why Leaders Need Literature

Why Leaders Need Literature

  5 Book Recommendations to Rekindle Your Imagination and Impact When I walk through the door on Friday evening, I can usually feel a slight tingling sensation on my scalp. The speed of the work day – meetings, phone calls, emails, tweets, tasks, problems and exhilarating opportunities – is almost addictive. I can feel my heart rate slightly elevated and my words rushing through my house like a gust of wind. The pain of shutting down my smartphone for Saturday feels like I’m putting down the ring of power. In the early morning hours, as I sip coffee before my children awake, I wonder who I’m becoming. I find it difficult to carefully listen to those whose lives are vastly different from my own. I find it difficult to consider the pilgrimage of my soul amidst the whir of leadership. I find it difficult to be dazzled by adventure as I was as a child; to laugh and to delight in the tall tales of giants and men; to...

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Posted by on Jun 1, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

12 Leadership Lessons

12 Leadership Lessons

  Occasionally I sit down with a cup of coffee and try to distill the leadership lessons I’ve personally learned over the past few years. Here’s what I came up with this morning: 1. Do not be caught without vision when God decides to provide the money. 2. Quality systems build trust; a lack of systems sows distrust. 3. Don’t try to fit a round peg in a square hole; don’t try to get somebody to do what they’re not fit for. 4. Listen to others, even their harsh complaints; and then give them hope. 5. Focus on quality, not quantity. Thriving organizations grow from a “hot center.” 6. Trying to influence people’s actions is futile; influence their vision and actions will follow. 7. Many have vision. Unfortunately, it’s not very specific. 8. Prayer is a strategy, perhaps the most important strategy. 9. Spend half your time on what’s urgent, not “important;” the other half of your time on what’s urgent and important. Try to ignore the rest. 10....

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