Creating Through Bad Ideas

Play bad notes and rhythms. Write bad blogs. Publish poor podcasts. Do all the creative stuff you wanna do so that you see what’s good and what isn’t.  Nothing is going to get better unless you’re working through the bad ideas as well. Create through the bad ideas.  I’ve played drums on about 6 albums. […]

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Leadership Zone

Leaders learn to stay in the zone.  They don’t allow the noise of crowds or doubtful and critical voices to distract them.  They have developed the habit of mental concentration to stay the course.

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transformative leaders

We have constructed a way of leadership that is distant from others, believing that leading others is a one way street.  But transformative leaders make themselves transparent to others so that both are inspired towards growth.   I know this leader who has snacks in her office.  Everyone goes to see Teri because they’re hungry […]

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Four Company Pillars

Companies have foundational pillars that sustain them.  When one of these pillars is not functioning properly, it affects the others.  Here are some pillars: pillar of culture – values, practices, habits, stories, the felt experience, clarity vision/mission, morale pillar of leadership – who is leading, how are they influencing others, quality of leader pillar of […]

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Leaders Define Reality

Max Depree writes: The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between the two, the leader must become a servant and a debtor. That sums up the progress of an artful leader. Concepts of leadership, ideas about leadership, and leadership practices are the subject of […]

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Leadership Quips

Honest leaders are relaxed, confident, and bold. The dishonest are irritable, ready to run from guilt. A good leader seeks out real understanding to straighten things out. Leaders who lack wisdom abuse those they lead. But those who learn from others will flourish. Leaders who sow commitment, consistency, and are persistent, will achieve their goals. […]

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