True Excellence Begins with Vulnerability

Vulnerability is a hot topic these days. We live in a mobile, ever-changing world. This means there is no longer safety in mediocrity. To be irreplaceable, we must be excellent. And true excellence begins with utter vulnerability. Vulnerability requires that we are...

Leadership Hangover?

I don’t know if you are like me or not.  I suspect we are all somewhat similar. Sometimes I just don’t want to lead.  I want to lay down and sleep off the leadership hangover. Sometimes it just seems too hard or I get tired….or I want something just a little too...

Don’t Take the Leadership Shortcut

I have always held the thought that if you confront the old habits and beliefs, you can’t help but transform.  I don’t think that is the way transformation goes.  That’s shortcut thinking. Here’s my update: First step is to understand that something feels off and is...

Serving as a Leader

Help me serve in a way that helps someone be THEIR best, not MY version of what’s best.-Mary Pat Knight, Journal Entry November 7, 2013 Control is the safety net of any business leader.  Or, rather, the PERCEIVED safety net.  We are taught through example and through...