Leadership 101

simple insights for those in leadership

Quote of the Day :: 09.29.10

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.

– Stephen Covey

Advertisements

September 29, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Tuesday Thots

Saw this the other day and wanted to pass the thoughts on because they looked really good. This is written by Kurt Johnston.

Blockbuster Bankruptcy…..lesson learned

I’m not a business man, but I saw this one coming for years. For lots of reasons, one biggie being that their online business is about 1/10th that of Netflix, Blockbuster has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy and hopes to reorganize.

Some leadership things popped into my head when I was thinking about the Blockbuster saga:

– Change isn’t bad….in fact sometimes it is necessary for your survival.
– If it ain’t broke, it will be soon enough.
– It isn’t about what you think works….it’s about what your “customers” think works.
– Objects in mirror really are closer than they appear.
– If outsiders recognize problems before leaders on the inside do….there are BIG problems!
– Success almost always breeds complacency.

http://www.juniorhighministry.com/junior-high-ministry/blockbuster-bankruptcy-lesson-learned.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+SimplyKurt+(JuniorHighMinistry.com)

September 28, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Quote of the Day :: 09.27.10

You don’t want to kill the fight. You want to direct them to the target.

– T.D. Jakes

September 27, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Quote of the Day :: 09.24.10

Passion is more then emotionalism. Passion is the fuel that makes the engine go.

– T.D. Jakes

September 24, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Quote of the Day :: 09.22.10

People follow people who move.  People who take action.  People who take risks.

– T.D. Jakes

September 22, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Quote of the Day :: 09.20.10

Leadership is transition. It’s not maintaining.

– T.D. Jakes

September 20, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Quote of the Day :: 09.17.10

When people are passionate about what they do, they are far more effective in what they do.

– T.D. Jakes

September 17, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Quote of the Day :: 09.15.10

The only way people will be enduringly motivated is if they’re animated by something bigger than themselves.

– Dan Pink

September 15, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tuesday Thots :: 09.14.10

Read this last week by Perry Noble.  Just sat through a meeting recently where a leader had made several mistakes but was hedging the entire time not willing to take ownership of the mistakes or apologize for them.  Perry tackles the issue head-on without pulling punches in this brief blog article.  The four reasons are listed here but you’ll want to jump over to his blog to read all of it.

Why Do Leaders Refuse To Admit They Are Wrong?

via Perry Noble | Leadership, Vision & CreativityPerry Noble | Leadership, Vision & Creativity by perry on 9/8/10

Four Reasons…

#1 – Pride

#2 – Fear

#3 – Ignorance

#4 – Apathy

September 14, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Quote of the Day :: 09.13.10

When you lead, some people might think you’re making unreasonable demands. Lead passionately and pull unreasonable results out of reasonable people.

– Craig Groeschel

September 13, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment