Monday, June 25, 2012

Determine Your Leadership Status

Leaders know what they know; 
Fools don't know what they don't know. 
Which are you?

This notion comes from an old Chinese proverb that states:
“He who knows not and knows not that he knows not is a fool...shun him.
He who knows not and knows that he knows not is willing...teach him.
He who knows and knows not that he knows is asleep...awaken him.
He who knows and knows that he knows is wise...follow him.”
Where are you on that spectrum? Let me break these down with examples.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Do You Have the Guts to be a Dad? [Video]

Happy Father's Day!

Here is a story about a friend who had to make some tough decisions as a dad. This will show you a picture of leadership. Anyone can be a father, but courage is necessary in order to be a dad. Courage to make hard decisions and to sacrifice your own wants and desires for the good of your family, especially your children. 
(The video is 6:00)

Are you this kind of leader?

Sunday, June 3, 2012

If You Dream It, You Must Bring It

Are you "that" guy or gal who is always thinking of creative activities or solutions? 

Chances are you've been told a time or two, "That's a great idea...go run with that." Or as the title reads, "If you dream it, you must bring it." In other words, don't give out ideas unless you're ready to put some skin in the game. 

I was in a conversation with a leader this week and we discussed this concept. I thought I'd share two quick observations: