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The "Rest" of the Story...

Tue, 2016-04-19 18:49 -- tomjonez

 

As the summer approaches for our Northern Hemisphere readers, now is a good time to consider, plan, and schedule a break from the day-to-day grind of continuous activity.

Although entrepreneurs and strong, capable leaders can find it difficult to “pull the plug” of continuous activity, it is a proven fact that taking time away from leadership responsibilities to rest, relax and get refreshed will actually lead to improved performance after the rest period.

A Few Minutes on Minutes

Tue, 2016-02-23 20:50 -- tomjonez

 

As a consultant to both for-profit and non-profit organizations, I am frequently asked about Board Meetings and, specifically, how to take minutes at these meetings for inclusion in the corporation’s records.

In order to provide a solid foundation for an answer to this question, please consider the following:

"Where Do You Want to Go?" was his response...

Wed, 2016-02-10 10:47 -- tomjonez

 

Sometimes “children’s stories” carry a salient message (or two) that we initially miss when reading the story to our children.

Even so, once these stories are embedded into our life-culture, reflecting on them when we are older can remind us of some very basic and yet critically important leadership principles.

There is a crucial lesson that I often revisit in this email/blog that is highlighted in the famous story of “Alice in Wonderland” penned by Lewis Carrol.  The dialogue between Alice and the infamous Cheshire cat follows, on point:

Pondering Political Correctness

Tue, 2016-02-02 14:08 -- tomjonez

 

Last week I wrote an article entitled, “Leadership and Political Correctness – 5 Questions” (Click here to read).

It was amazing for me to see the written responses - and to hear the comments from those people with whom I interact locally.  The topic of political correctness seems to have hit a discussion stream that is on the top of many people’s minds of late.

Leadership and Political Correctness – 5 Questions

Wed, 2016-01-27 10:08 -- tomjonez

 

Leaders today face a gauntlet of social issues – and it would be difficult (at best) to address each of them objectively.  Yet one of the issues that is affecting decision-making for those who lead is political correctness.

Rather than trying to sort it out in the context of this email blog, I will simply point out that there are (at least) five questions that surface when I consider the implications that evolve from the current climate of “political correctness:”

Leadership and Trust

Wed, 2016-01-20 10:29 -- tomjonez

 

People are more likely to follow and respect a leader they trust.

...and are less likely to follow - and will never respect - a leader they do not trust.

I just wish our political leaders - from all of the political parties - understood this.

And lived accordingly.

I know, this should have been a Tweet, not a blog post.

Yet sometimes less is more.

Unless it is trust; in which case "more" wins every time.

 

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