I’m often called odd when I tell someone my favorite book of the Bible. That book? The book of Ecclesiastes.

For some reason, this specific book speaks volumes to me. I think it’s because of the passage found in chapter 3, verses 1-8:

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted…

Things constantly change. Are you prepared?

This scripture is calming, especially in times of trouble. You know what I mean?

Ecclesiastes tells us there are seasons in life. Good seasons, bad seasons, waiting seasons, seasons of reaping, and seasons of death.

Why This Is Good News For Leaders

You may be wondering how anyone could say that this is good news for leaders. I’m here to tell you that it is!

Get To Doing

May 11, 2016 — 3 Comments

So many people talk. And talk. And talk…

We talk so much we forget there’s action to take.

Why We Talk

We talk because talking feels good. We get to express our desires and what we PLAN to do.

Just the action of speaking out our intentions gives us a sense of premature completion. Talking about what we’re going to do actually gives us the feeling we’ve done it!

Isn’t that crazy?

With that, you can see why we continue to talk about how we’re going to change the world. Or how we’re going to search for a new job. Or lead the organization in a new direction.

Get To Doing

While we should be talking about our goals, we can’t let our action stop at the talking. We’ve got to get to doing.

What could be considered Marvel Comic’s biggest superhero team, The Avengers, are split in the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie.

Captain America: Civil War is about the struggle two leaders of the Avengers. One wants to move towards government control and sanctions. The other believes this will lead the Avengers to be controlled by those government agencies.

Captain America teaches us leadership

The Avengers split. Half of the Avengers join Captain America. The others side with Iron Man.

This rips the Avengers apart.

We see friend fighting friend. We see beloved characters injured. We see what a split in leadership can do to an organization.

And, as always, we see leadership lessons in a movie.

WARNING: Captain America: Civil War Spoilers Ahead

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War

1. Steve Rogers/Captain America:

What do you see?

Next up at Leadercast is Commander Rorke T. Denver. Denver has run every phase of training for the U.S. Navy SEALs and led special-forces missions in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and other international hot spots. He starred in the hit film Act of Valor, which is based on true SEAL adventures. His NY Times Bestseller takes you inside his personal story and the fascinating, demanding SEAL training program he oversaw.

Trident Takeaway with Rorke Denver

We often think about leadership as a spear or a sword. The attack and going after the mission.

Leaders forget about the shield. The shield is for protection. To care for those we’re leading.

Don’t forget your shield!

3 Trident Takeaways –

Win the gunfight first: You have to win the gunfight. If you don’t win the fight, no one is going home.

What is the gunfight for you as a leader?

A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than 30 years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products, the Apple I and II, and influenced the popular Macintosh. Today, he’s here with us at Leadercast Live 2016.

Steve Wozniak Interview

How do you translate vision into action and making it happen? This happened almost accidentally. It wasn’t a vision of where computers would go. But of what computers would help us do.

There was a practical way he began to translate his vision. Here is what he did to translate vision to action:

Build it

Show it off

Give it away

What’s your leadership style? Steve tries to show off his techniques. He brought his designs and ideas and show them how to do it.