Tag: management

  • Being a Good Follower

    Most leadership books and teaching centers on being the top guy; the number one in the organization. I recently read a refreshingly different perspective. [amazon_link id=”1929619480″ target=”_blank” ]Creative Followership: In the Shadow of Greatness[/amazon_link] centers on influence, while not being the top guy. Jimmy Collins retired as the President of Chick-fil-A restaurants. He was a great […]

  • Misunderstood Unity

    Mano a mano (Unity 2)

    I work in an organization which sends many short-term teams as well as develops working groups around projects. I hear a repeated statement coming out of their meeting times. “Give us unity….” I prayed this with my teams for many, many years….until I realized what it meant. Now, when I hear teams pray this, I […]

  • Inviting Feedback

    What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    One of the podcasts I listen to regularly is the Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast. These are short, powerful talks which I apply to my leadership often Recently they did a two-part series of the “Art of Inviting Feedback”. Andy interviewed Clay Scroggins, who is the constantly doing this in the North Point organization. The question […]

  • Transition

    Transition. Change. We love it when the seasons change or when something bad turns into good. It’s something we dream of as well as stress over simultaneously. We long for moving to the next thing, but it can keep us up at night when it happens to a team we are in charge of. Change brings […]

  • Promoting Balanced Lives in your Team

    balance

    Half of American workers hate their jobs! That is shocking! I believe we can improve the enjoyment of our teams by promoting balanced lives coupled with creating a team environment and being concerned with their growth. Too often workers dislike their jobs because the road to success come through overworking. Workers need to be challenged and pushed, but […]