A girlfriend of mine and I were enjoying coffee and a typical conversation when she said something that truly struck me. "It's ok for you life to look the way you want it to look." While she was saying this in the context of a conversation she had with someone else, and not directly as advice to me, it struck me as such a simple concept that so many people don't even consider. As I think about the culture we live in, I realize how many people say things like, "I'm too busy,"
There's a great article that I came across recently by Michael Hartsfield about the power of community in the workplace. He brought up many interesting points, and it's well worth the read, but what I really liked about it was the perspective of realizing that as leaders, we are stronger when we recognize our own weaknesses. In other words, we are better leaders, more inspiring leaders, when we realize that we need the skills and personalities of others to shore up our own
Positive energy is always attractive. One of the greatest qualities of leaders who have been given permission to lead is a positive attitude which inspires positive action in others. But before being able to inspire action in others, a great leader must have an inherent, internal positive source from which to draw her own inspiration. So, how do great positive leaders cultivate and nurture their own positive source of inspiration and innovation? There are three basic compo
In our contemporary world, information now literally travels at the speed of light. Not only do we have the ability to tap into news and social happenings instantly, we are also able to, with the push of a button, learn basically anything about anyone at any time. While on a personal level, privacy is important, in the world of business having access to information about competitors, suppliers, and potential human resources is a good thing. The problem is they also have ac