Monday Quick Tip ~ Flattery Will Get You Nowhere

As leaders we want to be liked.  We want people to follow us and have fun doing it.  But one of the perils of leadership is to be so emotionally needy of the adulation of our followers that we compromise our identity. We have people on our teams who will praise us excessively to theContinue reading “Monday Quick Tip ~ Flattery Will Get You Nowhere”

Monday Quick Tip ~ Live the Golden Rule

Do unto others, what you would have them do unto you – Jesus I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ― Maya Angelou This quote from Maya Angelou has been running through my head a lot lately. Continue reading “Monday Quick Tip ~ Live the Golden Rule”

Monday Quick Tip ~ Shake and Stir for Best Results

A rolling stone gathers no moss. – Publilius Syrus, 1st century writer of Latin maxims In the organization I lead, we’ve been going through a time of assessment and transition.  My days have been filled with charts and graphs of income and expenditures. In my research, I’ve discovered the health of the organization is notContinue reading “Monday Quick Tip ~ Shake and Stir for Best Results”

Monday Quick Tip ~ Get Lucky by Working Hard

Diligence is the mother of good fortune. Very few people are lucky in the purest sense of the word.  It is possible, but extremely rare, that infrequent lottery ticket buyers hit it big. Most of the time we create our own “luck.” I know people who win big at sweepstakes and to the outside observerContinue reading “Monday Quick Tip ~ Get Lucky by Working Hard”