...So we're back! Or not, depending on how "essential" you are. The events of 2020 have been unexpected, to say the least. Who would have predicted at the end of 2019 that we were in for all of this? In the past few months, our collective value set has been turned completely upside down. We've … Continue reading Crossroads
We've finally reached the last of the Big Three of Leadership! Just to refresh, we have been talking about what qualities make people Leaders. As you may recall, the title of "leader" is not on this list... Leaders sometimes show up when you least expect them. In case you missed out on our previous Big … Continue reading Dissecting Leadership: Empathy
One of my mentors back from my engineering days and I were talking about The Blair Witch Project. You remember that movie-- It was the first-person selfie-cam horror movie shot in black-and-white back around 1999 that revolutionized cheap filmmaking. The basic premise was that three proto-millennials go off into a haunted forest to film a … Continue reading Dissecting Leadership: Situational Awareness
We've all been there. Your team leader calls you in for a meeting. You all gather around, eagerly expecting to find out what news lies ahead. How is the team doing? Are you achieving your objectives? Are there obstacles ahead? What's the update? You and your teammates know that if things are going well, your … Continue reading Dissecting Leadership: Clarity of Vision
During our last discussion, we talked about the anatomy of leadership. By "anatomy", I refer to what the structure looks like... How it fits together. What pieces join to form a need for leadership? As we all know, however, you can look good on paper, but when it comes to how the whole thing actually … Continue reading Leadership Physiology: What Makes a Successful Leader?