Endurance: Necessary Fitness in Leadership
At first, hiking Cathedral Rock Trail seemed like a terrific way to spend a spring afternoon while vacationing with family in Sedona, Arizona. Little did I realize the “short, steep ascent” the guide casually mentioned would be steeped in leadership lessons that I would not soon forget. Actually, several of those lessons have been extremely […]
Team Capabilities: Creating Group Synergy in Pursuing Collective Goals
Some people love working on teams, but there are also many individuals who dislike, and even dread, the thought of being part of a group. Maybe you’re one of the latter, or perhaps you are struggling with Corporate Family® members who demonstrate, one way or another, that they aren’t interested in being team players. Decades […]
Conscientiousness: Taking Responsibility for Personal Performance
Restaurant Impossible is a reality television show most people can relate to since dining out is not only a favorite pastime but also necessary for many individuals in today’s busy society. The host of the show, Robert Irvine, and his talented team renovate failing restaurants in an astounding 48-hours—décor, menus, and customer service are totally […]
Collaboration and Cooperation: Working with Others Toward Mutual Goals
When people think about Benjamin Franklin, they often picture an independent inventor flying a kite or perhaps putting the finishing touches on the Franklin stove. Some might envision him laboring with pen and paper as he wrote anecdotes for Poor Richard’s Almanack. Others may remember him as the editor of a newspaper or serving as […]
Commitment: Aligning Your Personal Goals with Those of Your Corporate Family®
Many people today could readily identify the iconic character Big Bird, but most of them may not necessarily associate this famous “Sesame Street” cast member with the EQ (Emotional Quotient) characteristic of Commitment. Yet Big Bird—well, that is to say Caroll Spinney—exemplifies the essence of LEADon’s® definition of Commitment, and he has left a legacy […]
Much Ado About Conflict?
Most people are cognizant of the reality of conflict in their lives—personally and professionally. But have you spent much time considering the impact unresolved conflict has on the bottom line of most businesses? A study was conducted in 2008 by CPP Inc. (publishers of the Myers-Briggs Assessment and the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument) on this […]
First Responder—or Non-Responder?
The concept of “First Responder” evokes powerful images, especially for many American citizens who recall all-too-vividly the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. For some of us, we’ve also been directly impacted by first responders, those individuals defined as “people who are among those responsible for going immediately to the scene of an accident or […]