Here is one of my favourite leadership stories found in the book of Acts in the Bible: As Paul gathered an armful of sticks and was laying them on the fire, a poisonous snake, driven out by the heat, bit him on the hand. The people of the island saw it hanging from his hand … Continue reading Are you a popular leader?
Resilience is a good trait, not just in leadership, but for every walk of life. As I made my way past Necessary Endings (last week) I came across this book by Gordon MacDonald. I had picked it up at a leadership conference the year before, almost exactly at the time that I realized I was not … Continue reading A Resilient Life
Ah yes, another encouraging title from my long list of books with impact! This one came a little late in my leadership journey, as it presented a message I believe I needed to be convinced of earlier on. In my younger years I spoke of moving on from a situation that was not a fit … Continue reading Necessary Endings
How's that for a title? Well, in keeping with my January promise to review books that impacted me in recent years, I am starting with this one. It is by no error that I have chosen this selection of books after last week's discussion on mental health. These books were largely part of my getting … Continue reading Shattered Dreams
We need more of them. Somehow we have slipped into another era of robust and loud leadership, albeit relational. But humble leadership stands out in all settings. Check out this article from Harvard Business Review for a bit more technical view: https://hbr.org/2017/04/if-humble-people-make-the-best-leaders-why-do-we-fall-for-charismatic-narcissists Are you humble? Reflecting on the last week of Lent, referred to as the … Continue reading Are you a humble leader?
We are all shaped by what came before us. We continue to be shaped by the present, and we will be shaped daily by what lies ahead. Even as we get older and become a voice that shapes others. Are you aware of the relationships you have created around you that continue to shape you? 2008 was … Continue reading Mentorship…it’s all about relationship #leadership #coaching
A leader is often referred to as a person of influence. We may differ on the definition of what this means, but when people are chosen, they are generally picked because of their proven, or potential, influence on a system. This is the nature of community in action, working, playing, socializing, whatever the situation may … Continue reading Person of Influence #leadership #community