After years of leading, something begins to happen. The passion you once felt for leading others begins to wane. You feel tired and your heart is no longer in it.
You’ve lost your passion.
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It happens to the best of us. Keeping the passion alive is hard.
Trials and tribulations begin to take their toll. You no longer feel effective. Or maybe turnover has been high and you’re just done.
I feel you. I really do.
Leadership is a lot like the relationships in your life. If you’re not careful, you can lose your passion for them. You can lose your passion for leading.
The good news is that you don’t have to have passionless leadership. You can regain your passion for leading like you can regain your passion for your spouse, your church, or your friends. Read more...
What should a leader consider a win? I’ve contemplated this quite a bit lately. You’ve probably seen me write articles about what success truly means, what a leader’s responsibility is, and more.
All of these are related to leadership wins. Leadership wins are when a leader has something good happen and they were a part of it.
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We all need to consider what we consider a win.
You may think a win will look different leader to leader but wins don’t vary too far from one leader to another. Wins are typically the same regardless of the leader and their organization. It’s the way we define or explain the win that differs.
Leaders Win When…
So, what wins should leaders be seeking? Leaders win when:
Leaders win when they have a healthy home life.
As I was starting up my computer repair business, I talked to a successful local businessman named Jim Wilde. He had started and run a successful sign company, Wilde Signs. He was excited to see me start a venture of my own and wanted to help in any way he could.
Do you know what Jim did? He suggested I watch a movie! Yes, a movie!?! It’s hard to believe but that’s what he did.
The movie was a Will Smith movie, The Pursuit Of Happyness (buy it at Amazon). He said to watch it and see what Smith’s character Chris Gardner did to become successful.
The story is hard to watch at times. His relationship with his wife, Linda (Thandie Newton), deteriorated. The loss of his apartment. Being evicted from a motel. And more… Read more...
Reading is a great way to gain knowledge. Authors have poured their lives into sharing what they’ve learned.
This is why reading is so important for a leader. He can take a look into the minds of great leaders and learn what they did without all of the missteps along the way.
Who wouldn’t want this?
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That’s why I’ve started sharing book recommendations starting last month. At the end of every month, I will share 5 books leaders should read the next month. You don’t have to read them all. You can pick and choose.
Whatever you do, this list of leadership books will help you take your leadership to the next level. Read more...
You may have heard a few of these sayings: A clear desk equals a clear mind. A cluttered workspace means a cluttered mind. It’s hard to find what you need in a cluttered workspace.
Most of the productivity gurus will say something along those lines. They’ll tell you how much more productive you’ll be if only you cleaned your workspace.
Can I be honest? I’ve tried to have a clutter-free workspace. I’ve cleaned my desk only to reclean it. When it’s all said and done, I then have the anxiety of trying to keep my workspace clean.
Maybe I’m more like Albert Einstein who once said “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” Or I could be like Steve Jobs. Check out his desk. Read more...