Monthly Archives: February 2021


How’s your teachable spirit?

Learning is a lifelong pursuit. To effectively lead (and influence) others we must be continually learning and remain teachable. Legendary basketball coach John Wooden said, "It's what you learn after you know it all that counts." It's true; we have so much to learn no matter how advanced we may be. The question for the leader is, "How teachable am I?" We need to continually have "instinctive curiosity." Every situation, circumstance, engagement has teaching moments -- but we be present to notice the opportunity. For established leaders, we must often overcome one major obstacle -- that obstacle is called pride. We must guard against all inflated and eliminate the "I'm superior" mindset. Staying humble and looking for learning opportunities in every situation [...]

By |2021-03-03T19:59:27+00:00February 24th, 2021|Coaching, Connecting, Development, Empowering, Leadership, Listening|0 Comments

What are you learning?

What are you learning? Over the next few weeks, I'm going to share some insight on learning and development. I firmly believe that when you're through learning -- you're through. We must be on a lifelong mission of growth and development. Working on ourselves should be one of our highest priorities. As we humbly acknowledge our gifts are from God, we in turn have a responsibility to further develop them. When we grow and develop our leadership skills and knowledge, we are best positioned to influence others. They become the recipient, and they in turn, grow. That is the purpose of leadership: grow and develop more leaders. American author, speaker and pastor, John Maxwell talks about the Law of Intentionality [...]

By |2021-02-23T16:39:04+00:00February 17th, 2021|Coaching, Development, Empowering, Leadership|0 Comments

Teamwork is critical.

Teamwork is critical. The old acronym Together Everyone Achieves More is so accurate. When everyone on the TEAM is collaborating, that is when the magic happens. One of the responsibilities of our leadership is to attract, equip and bring each member together. Using the respective knowledge and skills of each member for the betterment of the cause; that’s leadership. I have found some key principles of collaboration: Mutual Respect: as leaders we must have the respect of those on the team, especially when it comes to collaboration. Team members need to have the confidence if they share information, opinions, etc., that they count, they will be heard. Mutual respect, by definition is based on the belief that everyone has a [...]

By |2021-02-09T17:47:06+00:00February 10th, 2021|Coaching, Connecting, Development, Empowering, Leadership, Listening|0 Comments

Leadership is a contact sport.

Leadership is a contact sport. President Theodore Roosevelt said, "People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care. " Daniel Goleman identified empathy as another attribute of emotional intelligence. As you well know, empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing within their frame of reference. In other words, it's the capacity to place oneself in another person's position. Empathy is not possible if we're unwilling to focus, listen and connect on an emotional level. We develop more empathetic responses the more we get out and make contact. Let's face it, LEADERSHIP IS A CONTACT SPORT. There simply is no substitute for interacting deeply with the people you lead. I [...]

By |2021-02-09T17:44:57+00:00February 2nd, 2021|Coaching, Connecting, Development, Empowering, Leadership, Listening|0 Comments
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