Great Leaders Look Back

Casting a great vision is required of any leader worth his salt. He has to be able to look forward and KNOW where the organization he is leading will go.

And that’s what we’re told. Great leaders look forward.

Don't be afraid to look back

Unfortunately, this statement is often followed by bad wisdom. After someone tells us how every great leader looks to the future, we are told great leaders never look back.

I can agree with the first part of the statement. Leaders who get things done know they have to have an eye on the future. I take issue with the next part, that leaders can’t look to the past.

I know great leaders must look to the past. For there are many lessons to be learned there.

Why Great Leaders Look Back

George Santayana, a poet and philosopher, said “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

How to Change the World Through Effective Problem Solving

4 Steps To Solving Any Problem

The magnitude of the problems we solve will determine the size of the impact we make on the world.

Since 2005, I’ve been coaching and mentoring people to live their greatest life. Everyone I’ve worked with wants to make an impact with their life. The biggest problem they face is knowing how to do it.

4 steps to solve any problem

For more than a decade, I’ve been passionate about this same subject and have done extensive research on the subject. I’ve discovered that the best way to change the world is to solve societal problems. I will show you an excellent time-tested approach that you can use to solve any problem. I’m confident that if you apply this information, you will start taking the crucial steps to making your life count.

16 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Baby Driver

A Reel Leadership Article

Baby Driver is a stylized, modern gangster movie. A young man, Baby, gets caught up in a life of crime after he stole the car of a professional thief. From there, his life spirals downhill.

While there’s no real leaders in Baby Driver, there are leadership lessons in Baby Driver. The theme of bad leadership runs throughout the movie and you can learn quite a bit from the actions of the bad leaders and those who followed them.

leadership lessons from Baby Driver

Let’s dig into the leadership lessons from Baby Driver!

CAUTION: Baby Driver spoilers below

 

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Baby Driver

1. Thank people:

If you view Baby Driver in the theater, you’ll be treated to a brief thank you from the director of Baby Driver. Edgar Wright recorded a thank you message to audiences watching the movie as he intended. He wants people to watch Baby Driver on the big screen. It’s how he envisioned people enjoying the movie.

How To Get 3 Types Of Team Members To Open Up

A major challenge many leaders face is getting their team members to open up and share ideas. Whether it’s in a large meeting or one on one, we can have a hard time getting others to share.

Communication styles are important

The challenge stems from the fact there are at least 3 types of people that we lead. And each one has a different way they’re comfortable sharing their ideas.

1. The outgoing one: You know who I’m talking about. He’s the first to speak up. For him, you don’t really have a problem getting him to speak up.

You ask, he speaks. And he speaks. And he speaks some more.

Getting him to not share is more of a challenge than getting him to let you know what’s on his mind.

I don’t think I have to go into much detail on getting the outgoing. Take him into the public arena and let him throw his ideas out there.

How To Build A Massive Social Media Following With Bobby Umar

The Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 41

We all know social media has become an important part of our lives, even our businesses. Yet many leaders are reluctant to join social media and begin using it to enhance their reach.

Why is it people are scared of social media? That’s what Bobby Umar and I discuss in this episode of the Answers From Leadership podcast.

I dig deep with Bobby, a social media wizard who has close to half a million followers, about the dangers and benefits of social media, what one can do to quickly grow their social media following, and more.

Building a social media presence is important for leaders

Listen To The Answers From Leadership Podcast

 

Show Notes

Is there anything else you’d like listeners to know about you?

You got that pretty well. I focus on networking, personal branding, and social media. Those are the things that I care about. And helping stuck or lost leaders and people who feel unfulfilled. That’s what I do.