Archive for Leadership
Pathetic talkers - talk after listeners check out. Blabbing leaders have something to say and it doesn’t matter that people in the room have turned to bored, lifeless manikins. They keep blabbing.
Talkative leaders talk long past
Distracting talkers - tweak, guide, correct, add, and adjust ad infinitum ad nauseum. They unnecessarily prolong meetings with irritating jabber concerning insignificant issues, for example.
Dangerous leadership weaknesses include:
- Lack of self-awareness.
- Listening to brown nosers.
- Pointing out problems without celebrating progress.
- Closed ears and opened mouths.
- People pleasing.
More on Facebook (4/8/13).
All strengths have corresponding weaknesses. Good with people often means bad organizational skills, for example.
The law of equilibrium:
Extraordinary always includes extra-lousy.
You suck. The better you are the more you suck.
People who change things become fanatics first. I became obsessed with developing leadership a few years ago. Many friends thought I was weird. Some friends don't hang with me anymore. I'm more committed to developing leadership than anyone around me.
Radical leaders create radical change.
Ordinary never satisfies. Fitting in doesn't work.
Develop radical leadership by confronting radical problems.
Self-inflicted frustrations defeat when leaders won't adapt to new circumstances. Leaders want to change circumstances rather than changing themselves.
Seizing opportunities requires shifts in thinking, attitude, behavior, and responsibility. The greater the opportunity the greater the necessary shift.
Persistent hard work exacerbates frustration until shifts occur.
Frustrations prevail where shifts are resisted.
Top ten leadership shifts:
- Me to we – humility.
Baggage barricades your future. Leadership baggage includes past:
- Disappointment with others.
- Unresolved conflict.
- Broken relationships.
- Personal failure.
- Failed plans.
- Financial frustrations and business setbacks.
Releasing baggage is like cutting sandbags from balloons. In, "Leadership and the art of the Struggle," Steven Snyder explains how to see baggage clearly and expose it wisely.
Embracing the struggle enables reinvention.
Lazy leaders blame. Arrogant leaders push down. Fearful leaders push away.
Facebook contributors said, “The worst leaders ______:”
- Talk too much and think too little.
- Believe collaboration shows weakness.
- Fear risk.
- Need power.
- Never acknowledge weakness.
- More (posted on 3/4/13)…
All leaders build organizational culture, worst included.
Lousy leaders build lousy organizational culture. Anyone suggesting leadership is overrated hasn’t worked with lousy leaders.
Posted: 13 Feb 2013 01:02 PM PST
Chuck Swindoll is a hero. A legend. A man of God who has lived it out.
These were 10 keys he provided for us back in 2010 at Catalyst Atlanta.
Specifically positioned as things he wanted to pass on to the next generation of leaders, primarily those in their 20′s and 30′s.
1. It’s lonely to lead.
2. It’s dangerous to succeed. Especially when you are young.
3. It’s hardest at home.
4. It’s essential to be real. if there is one area or realm that being fake is personafied, it’s among leaders.
5. It’s painful to obey.
6. Brokenness and failure are necessary.
7. My attitude is more important than my actions. “Some of us are getting hard to be around.”
8. Integrity eclipses image. Every time.
9. God’s way is always better than my way. Many times we are just capable and can pull it off ourselves.
10. Christ likeness begins and ends with humility. “for i am meek and lonely of heart.”
Thanks Chuck for your example and investing in us!