Some people’s developmental path has not equipped them to stand up and let go of something.
Leaders set a very clear path every day, in a thousand different ways, of what the people must attend to, inhibit, and keep it current in front of them.
As a psychologist, I can tell you that there are people who look very good in a group, but they’re very different in a one-on-one situation.
Some goals are not going to fulfill you. Choose goals that you value and care about.
Part of executive functions is the ability to look to a goal deadline and assess where an organization is in meeting it.
Every human being must have boundaries in order to have successful relationships or a successful performance in life.
In the end, as a leader, you are always going to get a combination of two things: what you create and what you allow.
We know from research that growth is actually contagious, so if you want to reach your goals, you’ve got to get around people that are going in the same direction you want to be going, and you will catch the success.
In both our personal and professional lives, there are times when reality dictates that we must stand up and ‘end’ something. Either its time has passed, its season is over, or worse, continuing it would be destructive in some way.
I think that God will provide opportunities and people and experiences, and everything we need to date and ultimately to find the one.
What happens with a lot of leaders is that their leadership style is like ADD; they are all over the place with different ideas. They could be driving one idea forward but then move on to something else too soon.
The best way to advance in a career is to get great results while working with people.
I fell in love with the topic of leadership. For three decades, that has been a major focus of my hands-on work: listening to and working with leaders, their teams and their organizations.
In a very real way, ownership is the essence of leadership. When you are ‘ridiculously in charge,’ then you own whatever happens in a company, school, et cetera.
Closed systems run down and get more chaotic over time. Always get better by being ‘open’ to outside energy and templates of better ways to function.