Month: March 2011

Daily Leadership Thought #113 – The Importance of Role Models

Everyone needs positive role models in their life and this experience shouldn’t end with childhood. As we go through our lives we will often stumble across unchartered territory. There will be times when there are no easy answers or doing the right thing won’t be as easy as it sounds. It is during moments like this we need to have something or someone to fall back on.

Daily Leadership Thought #111 – Diversify Your Product/Service/Market Risk

We’ve all heard the saying that “…you shouldn’t put all your eggs in one basket.” The same thing could be said about betting everything on one major product/service line or depending too much on a small group of clients. Just as diversification is essential to managing financial investment risk, business leaders need to hedge their bets and manage their financial vulnerabilities.

Daily Leadership Thought #109 – Think BIGGER

It’s very easy to narrow our definition of what’s possible if we are not careful. In any situation there are inevitably obstacles to be overcome. However, these barriers to our success should not hinder our creativity but instead ignite it. While many things may not seem probable at first glance, there is very little that isn’t possible.

Daily Leadership Thought #106 – You Aren’t The Center Of the Universe

A common thread through most generally accepted philosophies of life and/or spiritual belief systems is the concept of happiness being directly related to our impact on others not just how they effect us. We need to embrace that fact that we coexist with other human beings and make choices each and every day about how we want these interactions to go.

Daily Leadership Thought #100 – Technology Is Just A Tool

Technology is just a tool. It is not and end in and of itself. We are connected as people now more than ever before (which is a good thing). There are certainly times when it is extremely useful and leads to great enjoyment, discovery and as evidenced lately wide scale societal change. However, it can also be all encompassing and a distraction.

Daily Leadership Thought #99 – Take Care of Yourself

It is so easy to fall into bad lifestyle habits when you are stressed out, but this is the time to intentionally do the opposite. Your ability to manage stress is directly related to how fit you are, what you eat and drink, how much sleep you get, the state/strength of your closest relationships, how centered you are spiritually, and whether or not you have positive outlets for your emotional energy.