Tuesday, February 24, 2009
President Obama, his cabinet and our Congress have a LOT of work to do to make good on all of his bold promises and rhetoric. I will admit that I did not vote for Obama (nor did I vote for McCain), but that is not the reason for my sentiments tonight. I make no apologies about the fact that I have some extremely large disagreements with the President idealogically, philosophically and otherwise, but that is also not what is promping my comments.
My comments stem from the fact that my thoughts immediately went to: "How is he (and others) going to get all of this done?" Empty words and promises are not what we need. We do not need cheerleading and passionately patriotice statements from the floor of the Capitol. We need men and women who are willing to do what they say they will do.
History will tell whether or not President Obama is a true leader, or just another talker.
And, how about you? Are you a leader or a talker? History will tell. I hope I can help along the way.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Today I would like to encourage you to devote some mental and emotional energy to who you are, not just what you do. What aspects of your character are positively or negatively affecting your ability to influence and impact those you are leading? Make a list and take time to reflect on it.
What is one thing you can do today to work on "being?" Who is someone you can tell who will hold you accountable? Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
We learned three primary things about developing others as leaders: 1) Be active, level 3 listeners, 2) Ask powerful questions and 3) Gently guide them toward worthy goals.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Well, at least I had something interesting to post here in my first entry to this blog. 'Til next time.