Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Because of this, I wanted to reflect on 6 things leaders should be thankful for on Thanksgiving and every other day.
There’s a lot of pain that comes with leadership. Struggles no one else ever sees. Betrayals by coworkers and friends. Business failures. And so much more.
Yet there are also things leaders should be thankful for. Let’s take a look at these today.
6 Things Leaders Should Be Thankful For Everyday
Yes, be thankful for your successes. Your successes mean you’re having an impact on the world around you.
Don’t hide your successes. Celebrate your successes and be thankful for them.
Hold up… You mean leaders should be thankful for failures? Oh yeah, leaders need to be thankful for failure. Read more...
Whenever I hear about a DC Comics movie, I become nervous. They’ve not had the best track record in translating comic books into movies. Though, they have gotten better over the years.
With recent movies like Suicide Squad, Batman Vs. Superman, and Wonder Woman DC Comics is making a name for itself in the comic book to movie world.
Walking into Justice League, I was excited yet hesitant. Would the movie critics be right? Or would DC Comics pull off the impossible and have a well-done comic book movie?
Thankfully I found out for you. DC Comics did an amazing job bringing the Justice League to life. Seeing Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa of Baywatch), Flash (Ezra Miller), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and Superman (Henry Cavill) join forces to defeat the coming threat of Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds) was amazing. Read more...
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.
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.” Read more...
The guest for episode 29 of the Answers From Leadership podcast is Michael Teoh. Michael is a global speaker, consultant, and trainer whose passion is geared towards developing the human potential for success.
Michael founded Thriving Talents Pte. Ltd, co-curated TEDxKL and TEDxYouth from 2009-2014, and was appointed as a Global Advisor for Microsoft’s YouthSpark Initiative.
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What else would you like listeners to know about you?
I’ve been able to travel the world, doing what I love. I’m also the co-author of the Potential Matrix.
It looks like you’ve done quite a bit in your life so far…
Haha… Here’s what I’m going to say: People have always asked me what the secret to success is
As we inch closer and closer to success, you may notice things begin to change. I’ve seen it happen with friends of mine.
They start to act differently. They make different, sometimes unwise, choices. They look at life differently.
Then there are those who stay true to who they are. They walk the talk. They are the real deal.
Both are dealing with their success. Just not in the same way.
The Wrong Way To Deal With Success
My heart breaks when I think of people who are considered successful yet their lives are falling down around them.
Marriages are destroyed. Families are torn apart. Businesses that appear stable crumble and fall.
Lately, I’ve watched as successful people have cheated on their wives and failed to heed the advice of others. I’ve seen others spend their money until they’re broke. Read more...