E Pluribus Unum. Out of many, one. Our country’s motto. On our currency. Part of the Great Seal of the United States. I think maybe we’ve forgotten what the hell it means. I am in Washington, DC, a city with which I have a love-hate relationship. I love the rich history, the memories of coming […]
I have written of the need to become comfortable with uncertainty, to loosen our grip on deeply held beliefs if we are to listen to one another respectfully. I’ve written of the need to come to terms with the possibility that there are some things we don’t, and perhaps can’t, understand. Today I want to explore what seems the opposite of this idea, namely that a key facet of leadership is the ability to believe something with conviction, to communicate that belief effectively, and to inspire others to believe in the possibilities with you.
Concluding this week’s series of posts built around the theme of The Five Wishes and the power of Intention, in today’s post I’ll delve into an idea that I’ll call Right Leadership. Right Leadership is an invention of the moment, intended to capture the idea that the most effective way to lead is through balance: a […]
It’s been a few weeks since I’ve written a Fearless Friday post, having been interrupted by the vicissitudes of life. Last time I wrote about the importance of Knowing the Destination before trying to lead, and the dangers of losing sight of the big picture strategy. Today’s post focuses on another avenue for losing sight of strategic direction: […]
I came across a blog post by Lisa McLeod titled The Doorbell Dynamic: Failure to See the Big Picture. Here’s how she starts: Doesn’t it make you crazy when people can’t see the big picture? You’ll be in the middle of a project, and they do something completely counter to the goals. In our family, we call it […]