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Loveddddd this blog! My fave of yours thus far. It made me literally LOL, go hmmm, and gave me food for thought. We never really know a persons entire story do we? The challenge for leaders is to know just enough, and pick out the right truths to make the right decisions. We certainly don't need to know the entire life story of our staff. The other thing to think about is if someone knows your "lie" (story) would they still look at you the same or even want to hire you?
1 year, 3 months ago on 3 Truths, A Lie, And A Leader
Funny but in convo on #HBRChat today when asked directly what I thought was the secret to self belief I tweeted "Acceptance. Look in your own mirror not at reflection of others RT @catmangan: what is secret lesson to maintaining self-belief? #HBRchat" It applies here as well. If we're too busy looking at the reflection from our competitors we hinder our own progress. Especially too when that reflection may be inaccurate depending on the "light and angle."
1 year, 4 months ago on First…Forget the Competition
Whoaaaa #DNUV! Good for you! Change takes a great deal of courage! I am certain you will do great things in your new venture! Good luck!
1 year, 4 months ago on My Change In 2012: New Year, New Career
You can have perfect vision and still go no where. I see the horizon beckoning to me, yet If I stay on here soaking my feet I'll never get to it. Vision is absolutely important yet action is equally important. Organizations need to temper vision with focused action.
1 year, 4 months ago on Vision Must Come First
One trait of innovators IMHO is an insatiable hunger for more. One push of the envelope is never enough and we think there is ALWAYS another way, more to get, surely I can squeeze something else out. For innovators there's an open door and learning never stops.
1 year, 4 months ago on 12 Most Pressing Reasons To Innovate
"Miss a short term victory" - key word here is not victory but short. Our jobs don't or shouldn't define us. When we leave the office we're still someone's sister, mother, husband, uncle. We need to live with the decisions that we make at work. And when we leave work can we face our staff, coworkers etc.? Leaders should always be true to themselves and by all means possible stay under the ethical umbrella. My 2 cents.
1 year, 5 months ago on The Risks Of Leading With Character
I absolutely hate trolls but not enough to avoid twitter school. My mom taught me a long time ago to ignore the ignorant - boy is that coming into play on twitter!!! Every school has its resident bully yes? Of all the SM platforms I engage way more on twitter I won't go as far as saying its the greatest place - but pretty close!
1 year, 5 months ago on My One Year Twitter Anniversary: 5 Great Lessons Learned
LOL at Bruce! BruceSallan
Funny that you mention how they limit magnitude of wins when kids are younger. I never really thought about it before but you're so right! I always play to win. In fact I hate losing, even in friendly competitions I want to win. Whatever project my name is attached to I want it to be the best.
"When you get to the end zone act like you've been there before" LOVE it!!! This can be more than humility though IMHO. Confidence and even strategic. In class my daughter doesn't share or boast about her grades so they underestimate her. Top 10 get to choose their seat in Spanish class so she says she does not want to fuel any additional competition. She hates losing too.
1 year, 5 months ago on Reality Check: Winning IS Everything
I believe the big one in this is empathy. Empathy comes from a place of honesty and makes the news just a tad easier on the pallet. Even with truth we could dress it well so it comes across better.
1 year, 5 months ago on A Leadership Dilemma: Delivering Bad News
Great read Daniel! Indeed those silent detractors are the worse - like little termites quietly eating away the core of the organization.
1 year, 5 months ago on Leadership In Action: Winning Over The Silent Resistors
I like most of these points Daniel but not sure I agree with fail with purpose #DNUV. Fail and purpose just don't seem right in the same breath. Perhaps turn failures into purpose as in we learn from them? -- we can build on them but no way am I trying to fail with purpose - I'm trying NOT to fail and if I fail, get up and remedy immediately. Just IMHO :)
1 year, 6 months ago on 8 Things That Leadership Is Not
profkrg LOL @ bummed you can't learn from a book. Shucks huh?!
Powerful post. Very Candid. A good supporting cast helps lessen the loneliness and minimizes the weight. I wonder too is it loneliness that cause retreat or just the stress/demands that need space to think? Then too there's a difference between lonely and alone. So yes I'm still chewing on this blog - things that make you go hmmmm. Thanks for sharing :)
1 year, 6 months ago on Leadership Is Lonely: But We Must Lead On
It takes a visionary to step out on a limb and challenge the norm to develop what customers didn't "think" they need. Blog I read today suggested that you back yourself - "when designing something new, use customer inputs to provide context, but don't dwell on them. Innovation requires knowing your audience, removing old design paradigms and backing yourself." Thanks for sharing Daniel.
1 year, 6 months ago on Change: Prepare For The Inevitable
The best power an individual can have is where they influence change, demand excellence, and initiate drive without even asking for it. I suppose we could say it's referent power but really sometimes the person may or may not have experience or knowledge. What they have however is drive, people skills and the ability to create relationships that incite loyalty. When people "want" to work for you it creates an entirely different equation with the power influence math.
1 year, 7 months ago on Power, Influence, and Leadership
Great sentiment #DNUV. My Mom always said "ignorance is better handled when ignored" I think she was on to something.
1 year, 8 months ago on We Don't Need No Stinkin' Negativity
I've heard it said that our worse enemy is the inner-me. Sometimes our self doubt cause us to second guess ourselves and a war ensues between our ears. Thus another reason to be careful of that "majority between our ears" Great learning lessons even for us non-golfers.
1 year, 8 months ago on 7 Critical Leadership Lessons that can be Learned on the Golf Course
"Be a yardstick of quality" - what great advice. When we push ourselves and demand excellence from ourselves we'd be amazed at the difference we make and the people on the sidelines who begin to imitate and join the race for excellence. Thank you for sharing Sam.
1 year, 8 months ago on 12 Most Important Quotes for Business from Steve Jobs
"Difficulties are my teacher not my undertaker" I saw this quote today on my friends status. It was just the inspiration I needed and fits so nicely with your message here. Sometimes when we fight difficulties they hurt worse - just relax and go through it yes? I know, easier said than done but If you're resting in God He'll give you "strong shoes for your stony paths." Thanks for sharing #DNUV
1 year, 9 months ago on 4 Reasons to Embrace Adversity