Leadership 101

simple insights for those in leadership

Quote of the Day :: 12.31.08

You have to make choices today that prepare you to be rightly positioned tomorrow.
– Erwin McManus

December 31, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quote of the Day :: 12.29.08

We often convince ourselves that the fastest way to get somewhere in life is the shortest distance between two places.  There are times and circumstances where what you did on the way to the destination is all that matters.

– Erwin McManus

December 29, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quote of the Day :: 12.26.08

Every choice you make has momentum long past the action.

– Erwin McManus

December 26, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Merry Christmas!

To all of you who read this blog  . . . Merry Christmas!  May the hope and joy found in the birth of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, bring you hope and joy in your life.

December 25, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Quote of the Day :: 12.24.08

The decision you’ve got to make every day is: are you doing something for the tribe or to the tribe?  Real leaders spend all their time doing for.

– Seth Godin

December 24, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tuesday Thoughts :: 12.23.08

Seven Things Leaders Share
Seth Godin @ the Catalyst Conference :: October 2008

  1. They challenge their tribe.  They don’t settle for what is now.
     
  2. They intentionally create a culture for their tribe.  
     
  3. They have curiosity.  They are always searching and probing for what is next, what is coming down the pike.

  4. They have charisma.  You don’t become a leader because you have charisma.  You get charisma because you’re a leader.

  5. They communicate.  They figure out how and when and where to talk with the tribe – not to or at them.

  6. They connect tribe members to each other.  
     
  7. They commit to the well-being of the tribe.  Even if it is not always comfortable for them or for the tribe.

December 23, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quote of the Day :: 12.22.08

It is amazing how negative emotions and attitudes like bitterness, jealousy, hatred, unforgiveness, fear, or arrogance can skew your view of the world, blind you to the potential of your life, and turn your dreams into nightmares.

– Erwin McManus

December 22, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quote of the Day :: 12.19.08

If you try to be everything and do everything, you may so diffuse your effect that you will not optimize who God made you to be and what he created you to accomplish.

– Erwin McManus

December 19, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Quote of the Day :: 12.17.08

Your potential becomes talent only when it is harnessed and developed.  Your talents become strengths when they are focused and directed.

– Erwin McManus

December 17, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quote of the Day :: 12.15.08

Focus gives you the capacity to say no to all the other great and wonderful opportunities that come and to say no to those devastating choices that will jeopardize your future.

– Erwin McManus

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