Wish I knew what you were looking for.
Might have known what you would find.
– Church, Under The Milky Way
by J. William DeMarco
Can’t recall where I came across the phrase, “Heads Down/Pencils Up Leadership,” but I believe it was in a podcast… probably Andy Traub. This is something I have continually gone back to several times over the past month or so.
This does not require a beautiful powerpoint slide or an official bullet background paper, but this does require some planning and time to think.
My good friend and leadership consultant Andy Christensen wants “50 by 50” his life purpose is to encourage and equip 50 world changers by the age of 50. …pretty solid…pretty simple…
I have been toying with “To be highly knowledgeable, capable and hungry in leading and supporting the people I live and work with and to lead others in powerful and effective uses of vision casting, strategy, and history.”
Still a work in progress… but its a thought…(no powerpoint yet)
Kevin noted…”As a leader, we must have the ability to see things from different and higher perspectives. You must look to the future, connect current work to the long-term strategy, and you must be able to survey the environment in which you and your team are operating.”
So if we can not get to a “life strategy” we still need something that will guide our tactical or daily life…our operational or career and finally our strategic or our life of impact.
What do you think? Could be too much Chick-fil-a?