Leadership 101

simple insights for those in leadership

Quote of the Day | 12.14.18

You have to empower people by expecting the absolute best from them while consistently challenging them to give you that best.

  • Nelson Searcy
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December 14, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quote of the Day | 07.19.17

If you want to truly appreciate people, don’t avoid the ones who challenge you.

  • Dan Reiland

July 19, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quote of the Day | 10.30.15

All of us need the challenge and the stimulation of hearing new concepts from new voices, but we need to be careful that we don’t let those new voices poison our perspective.

  • Samuel R. Chand

October 30, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quote of the Day :: 09.04.09

Challenge is the fuel that leaders run on.

– Nancy Ortberg

September 4, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Tuesday Thots :: 04.21.09

Saw this the other day and it is so very true.

Green Grass and Deep Crap

We have several patches of unusually green, extremely tall grass in our front yard.
We also have a problem with our septic system.  It leaks into the aforementioned part of the yard, where the grass grows tall and green.

There is a direct correlation:
The place where the crap runs the deepest
is the place where the grass grows the greenest.

Several applications can be made for leaders from this:

  1. If the grass is greener on the other side of the fence – beware.  So often we think that the next place will be better or easier.  Maybe it will be better but it could be a lot harder.  Or maybe it will be easier but it certainly won’t really be any better.  Maybe it’ll be niether.  Every new place has new problems, and often they aren’t even new, they just wear different masks.
  2. Sometimes we as leaders have to go through the stuff we don’t want to go through in order to grow.  Don’t run away from it.  Hold your breath and work your way through it.  Chances are it will grow you stronger than the normal every day stuff. 

April 21, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quote of the Day :: 07.09.08

The reality is that most people don’t think; they only rearrange their prejudices.  Real thinking can be disruptive to the status quo and requires a great deal of courage.

– Will Mancini

July 9, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment