inspiring words from Will Smith

March 23, 2010


Check out these words from Will Smith… Some Points of reflection: Die on a treadmill: Yesterday, I tweeted this quote by Hugh MacLeod, “If somebody in your industry is more successful than you, it’s probably because he works harder at it than you do.” Will Smith speaks to the same idea of hard work and […]

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Your idea sucks

March 17, 2010


Yes, your idea sucks…if it stays as an idea. One of things I’ve been learning as of late is to do more and talk less. Seth Godin calls it shipping, Mike Myatt calls it actionable leadership, and I will call it “mouthless movement.” It’s not always easy for me to put all my thoughts into […]

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a book of your best…

March 10, 2010


I recently read Nancy Ortberg’s Unleashing the Power of Rubber Bands. The book is a compilation of some of Ortberg’s best and simplest leadership lessons. I highly recommend this book to any leader and/or learning leader. One of the stickiest lessons from the book was something that Ortberg asks her daughter to do upon entering […]

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a leadership report card

January 25, 2010


On a Harvard Business Review blog, I found a leadership report for the nation’s most important leader, President Obama. Norm Smallwood lays out five rules that any leader can be measured on to assess a leader’s effectiveness. The five rules are a part of his co-authored book called The Leadership Code, here they are: Rule […]

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excellence and leadership

January 20, 2010


On a previous post I wrote about how being an expert doesn’t necessarily make you the best leader. But what if you’re the leader of the teamĀ AND the go-to-person on your team? Sportswriter Bill Simmons wrote a great article today on how one athlete is handling it and doing it well. Check out the article […]

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