Posts filed under: Foundational Leadership

My thanks and appreciation to the Lead Change Group for publishing this post on July 10, 2018. An Indispensable Leadership Strength Anxiety reared as I contemplated the crossing of a lengthy suspension bridge. This crossing, for many, may just be a mundane experience. Yet for someone who has always experienced an overwhelming...
I am in my head a lot. I spend a lot of time reading, reflecting and writing. I pride myself in gaining knowledge and see myself as a life long learner. Currently, I am truly being humbled though as I learn that knowledge is not enough, wisdom is everything. The...
A plant needs time to take root. Roots have to firmly take hold before the plant can bloom and flourish. Your leadership journey is the same. You cannot rush a plant so do not try to rush your leadership quest. Let your leadership be anchored in a solid foundation firmly...
Shock, disbelief, betrayal, and anger. These are some of the emotions I experienced as a result of the phone call informing me, “Not this time perhaps next time. We have decided to go with someone else.” At that time I was distressed and shocked. I eventually found out though, that you...
As a child did you ever play the game King of the Mountain? For those of you who never played the objective is to be the first person to get to the top of a hill and then stay there. The game can get very competitive and nasty as the...
Follow the leader can be a delightful game. As a child I can remember playing it. As kids most of us saw it as a game where we could do goofy and humorous actions. Whether you were the leader or the follower the game was uplifting. Most of the time...
Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace.” I also told them about the gracious hand of my...
As a leader I am convicted about positively impacting and influencing others. But, how do you really know if you are impacting, influencing and leading successfully? I am not sure if I can give the perfect answer to this question. However, I would encourage you to figure this out and...
Receiving good news. No problem. Receiving not so good news or even terrible news. Definitely more challenging to listen and act. Most of us accept good news with a willing heart. Yet, more of us need to listen and accept the bad news. All news whether good, bad or indifferent...
I have been reflecting on my leadership walk for a while now and I feel summoned to regenerate. So I have embarked on a trek using three ways to regenerate my leadership journey. Pruning, trimming and cutting. Just like I have been doing for many years with my most distinctive...