Personal development

What Are You Doing to Improve What You Do?

Building on last week’s Vlog Post which talked about how to challenge others to try out new and innovative ways to do their work, this week focuses on you and your role in this. It’s not about doing things the same way but looking outside the box for new and…

Thinking of the Big Picture: What Do We Aspire to Accomplish?

Thinking of the Big Picture: What Do We Aspire to Accomplish? In this week’s Vlog post I explore how Vision is about the big picture. We start with the big picture and from there start developing how we get there, but we need to start with looking forward and upward.…

How Are You Enlisting Others in Your Vision?

Kouzes & Posner in their work “The Leadership Challenge” state that “Visions are images in the mind; they are impressions and representations.” As leaders we need to present our vision in ways that our direct reports and others can grasp it, to “draw on that very natural mental process of…

What Is Your Leadership Philosophy?

In this week’s Vlog post – What is your “leadership voice”? What you care about, what defines you and what makes you who you are? These are the questions Kouzes & Posner ask in The Leadership Challenge as it relates to your Leadership Philosophy. It begins, as I continually say,…

What Are Your Core Values?

If I were to ask you right now what your Five Core Values are, could you rhyme them off or would you need a few minutes to think about what they are, if at all? In my practice I am continuously surprised to learn how few people have taken the…