It dawned on me this afternoon as I was working out–as sad as it is to ponder–terrorist attacks seem to be the new normal. Please realize, I am not saying we should accept this new normal by any stretch, but … Continue reading →
I can’t recall where I first heard the question…but it has haunted me for quite some time now. “Where do you get your wisdom and affirmation?” wis·dom [wiz-duh m] noun 1.The quality or state of being wise; knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment asto action; sagacity, discernment, or insight. af·fir·ma·tion [af-er-mey-shuh n] noun 1. the act or an instance of affirming; state of being affirmed. 2. the assertion that something exists or is true. 3. something that is affirmed; a statement or proposition that is declared to be true. 4. confirmation or ratification of the truth or validity of a prior judgment, decision, etc. It seems this is a … Continue reading →
A day of leave with some time to ponder and banter: One of the biggest differences between a leader and a manager is vision. A leader casts the vision for the organization–where there is no vision…there is usually a manager at the helm. True leaders recognize a difference between leaders and managers. Managers are mere maintainers of the status quo; tending to rely on systems and controls. Leaders are the innovators and the creators who rely on their people to make a true difference. Creative ideas become reality when people who are in a position to act catch the vision of their innovative leader.