Leadership Thought #340 – Are You Getting Better?

In business (and life) you are either growing and getting better or going in the opposite direction. Just like your muscles, your brain and natural abilities will atrophy if they don’t get exercise. You can’t stand still and expect progress. I see far too many people who “let up” at the very time they need to “push the envelope” and challenge themselves to do better. It’s also sad when a leader stays on too long and becomes more interested in ego, power and position than effectively navigating change and facilitating progress.

Leadership Thought #278 – Leadership Requires More Than Potential

In sports and in life, it doesn’t matter how much potential you have or how good you are, if your team/organization consistently loses or doesn’t live up to expectations. I’ve seen many capable and talented leaders stumble when it comes to getting results from others. It’s not always the smartest, most confident, and technically superior person who wins, but rather the leader who is able to get great results from average people. Leaders need to grow and leverage the capabilities of their team, continually develop their own skills sets, and step up in the clutch if they want to leave a legacy of winning and high performance.

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.