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Take Action

Wed, 2014-09-03 06:35 -- tomjonez

 

I am amazed at the simplicity of the phrase, “Take Action.” In these two words we find a leadership principle that needs little explanation.  That said, it is equally amazing how often we find ourselves tempted to drift toward “hesitation” in leadership.

But hesitation is not our friend.  Not now.  Not ever.

It is generally the case that one of the greatest risks in leadership is to “do nothing.” That is, unless doing nothing is a deliberate action step.  Because timing is an important aspect of action taken.

A Leader and His (or Her) Friends – Part III

Tue, 2014-08-26 20:30 -- tomjonez

 

For the past two weeks I have discussed the thought that one of the most important decisions a leader can make is the people with whom he or she chooses to associate. I referred to King Solomon, who several millennia ago, expressed the insight that, ““Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.”  As we ended the email last week, I asked for your input on the following questions: As a leader, what do you look for in friendships?  What qualities are important to you?

A Leader and His (or Her) Friends – Part II

Tue, 2014-08-19 22:40 -- tomjonez

 

Last week I pointed to an idea that is quite simple. Namely, that one of the most important decisions a leader can make is the people with whom he or she chooses to associate. I referred to King Solomon, who several millennia ago, expressed the insight that, ““Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.”

A Leader and His (or Her) Friends

Wed, 2014-08-13 08:30 -- tomjonez

 

One of the most important decisions a leader can make is the people with whom he or she chooses to associate. Several Millennia ago, King Solomon expressed the following insight:

“Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.”

Though this Middle-Eastern King lived in ancient times, he was considered then, and to this day remains, a source of the highest wisdom ever known.

1,001 Mistakes – and Counting – Part 2

Tue, 2014-07-29 17:39 -- tomjonez

 

The coffee stain in the carpet (pictured above) illustrates the point…

Last week we looked at the topic of “making mistakes” in leadership.  This was prompted by a question asked of me, “If you ever were to write a book on leadership, what would be the title?”

As mentioned last week, my response was immediate, “I would call it ‘1,001 Mistakes, and How to Avoid Them.’”

1,001 Mistakes – and Counting

Tue, 2014-07-29 17:31 -- tomjonez

 

Someone asked me the following question, “If you ever were to write a book on leadership, what would be the title?”

My response was immediate, “I would call it ‘1,001 Mistakes, and How to Avoid Them.’”

Here is what I meant by that answer…

In leadership, mistakes are inevitable.  And yet the reality is that mistakes are very valuable.  There are valuable because they can cost a lot; they can be painful (and usually are); they are memorable (pain is like that); and most importantly, because we can learn a lot from our mistakes.

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