Care About The Why

You’ll find many businesses care about the bottom line. The almighty dollar.

That’s what too many places care about. They forget about the most important thing to care about:

The WHY

You must care about your why

What’s So Special About The Why?

When businesses are in dire straits, it’s easy for them to get distracted from the why. They think they need to get the next dollar or the next customer in the door.

Don’t get me wrong, those are important things. You need customers and you need money. But you also need your Why.

Something special happens when you begin to focus on your Why.

The money starts to come back in. Your employees begin to care. And customers come back.

Why Your Why Works

Simon Sinek wrote a great book about Why and how it works. That book is Start With Why.

Watch this short video about Spencer Johnson’s classic book Who Moved My Cheese. The book tells the story of two mice named Sniff and Scurry and two humans, Hem and Haw.

The video pulls out 6 lessons anyone can take away from Who Moved My Cheese and makes it easy to understand.

Question: What’s something you need to do when your cheese is moved? 

Building, Keeping, And Transferring Credibility In Leadership

Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode #35

Credibility is a powerful factor in any leader’s life. Without credibility, people will struggle to find a reason to follow you. When you have credibility, people realize you get things done.

Susan M. Barber, our guest today on Answers From Leadership, knows a thing or two about building, keeping, and transferring credibility. And that’s what Susan and I discuss in episode 35 of Answers From Leadership.

Susan Barber on Building, Keeping, And Transferring Credibility In Leadership

Listen To The Answers From Leadership Podcast

Show Notes

Susan, what else would you like listeners to know about you?

No, you did a great job introducing me.

How would you define leadership?

I define leadership as inspiring others with a shared vision. Empowering them to deliver objectives and having integrity.

12 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Ghost In The Shell

A Reel Leadership Article

Ghost In The Shell is a live-action remake of the classic anime of the same name. The live-action Ghost In The Shell features Scarlett Johansson as Major Motoko Kusanagi.

quotes and leadership lessons from Ghost In The Shell 2017

With my love of anime (Akira and Vampire Hunter D are two of my favorite classic anime movies), I was excited to see Ghost In The Shell brought to life. I was also excited to see the leadership lessons in Ghost In The Shell.

Read on to discover the leadership lessons and quotes I took away from Ghost In The Shell along with my thoughts on the live-action version.

 

Caution: Ghost In The Shell spoilers below

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Ghost In The Shell

1. Daisuke Aramaki (may have been another character):

A machine cannot lead.

This quote really resonated with me. Machines are robotic. They do exactly what they’re told and nothing more.