The traditional leadership industry (probably unknown to itself) feeds a false hope because they make leadership seem easy on the surface and easily reductive in formulation and application. Those stalwarts and legacy academics of the industry seldom, if ever impress upon their readers and listeners just how much hard work good leadership really requires.
Your use of language should be more than aesthetic endeavors like cooking or music. Language can and is more than an art of communication. Words are living things; they have personality, point of view, agenda. Though you may strive for beauty in your language, they must when time and priorities allow, be insidiously calculated. Precise... Continue Reading →
Dogma, the established belief or doctrine held by a religion, ideology or any kind of organization that is authoritative, and not to be disputed. Dogma is why we fight or show disgust for new ideas, alternatives, and change. It takes work and conscious effort in the way you process new information, to be less dogmatic... Continue Reading →
We always hide our weakness. Because of this we always berate others for theirs. It's the history of humanity. Until we can face ourselves, we will continue to mistreat others and lose out on connections that are beneficial among each other and value added to your team.
There is a tangible power in defying expectations. Knowing what your adversary expects or has become used to, will allow you, when the moment is right, to create or exploit the circumstances to surprise them. Knock them off balance or set them back on their heels. When possible, calculate this approach in a way that... Continue Reading →
Leaders do not fear monger. Leaders inform and educate to conquer fear instead of creating it. Those who attempt to win you over by fear only feint leadership.
Everything is a possibility space. Every moment is potential. All that waits is your moment of decision. A binary moment of yes or no. Left or right. Up or down. On or off. From each, an ever-increasing cascade of events will unfold before you, unseen, unknown and infinite. "Many of these networks exist in space,... Continue Reading →
A grand strategy will guide and prepare you in the pursuit of your vision; making you the agent of bad things that happen to you. Prudence, wiser policies and greater vision will aid in keeping failure away. When it does go wrong, look deeply into yourself; without emotion, guilt or blame. With this introspection, you... Continue Reading →
The following is an excerpt from the EconTalk January 15, 2018 Podcast “Bill James on Baseball, Facts, and the Rules of the Game.” http://www.econtalk.org/bill-james-on-baseball-facts-and-the-rules-of-the-game/ Bill James, "expertise establishes validity by the credentials of the person who speaks about it." In science, something is known to be true by methods that are shared and known to... Continue Reading →
Tribes. By Seth Godin "Discomfort Leadership is scarce because few people are willing to go through the discomfort required to lead. This scarcity makes leadership valuable. If everyone tries to lead all the time, not much happens. It's discomfort that creates the leverage that makes leadership worthwhile. In other words, if everyone could do it,... Continue Reading →