Organizational and personal situational awareness is the first principle upon which all others reside. Read More
Time to Evolve
Adopting network thinking evolves not only ourselves but all of our interactions at work and home. Read More
Without Integrity, we look like Fools.
Integrity is the basis of our existence. It builds our character and enables us to lead ourselves towards our purposes. Read More
Where Have the Leaders Gone?
To be a leader you have to get over yourself, which takes constant learning. Read More
Make a Damn Decision
If you can’t make decisions, you’re not a leader. You restrict your ability to adapt and thus lose flexibility and diversity. Over time lack of decision-making will cause you to atrophy and be cut off from the systems you integrate with. This further restricts your ability to evolve with the world around you. Meaninglessness creeps… Read More
Can’t Lead From the Weeds
There are those in positions of power who get lost in their own egos and need to be in the center of things. These people wind up leading with techniques like micro-managing, helicopter-managing or incessantly dabbling in the workings of their particular organizations and even the work of other organizations. They get placed in these… Read More
Own Up and Put Out
Transformation of inputs into outputs – this is the process by which the goals are obtained. I found the above line while poking around some system thinking pages on Wikipedia. This is a basic idea of not only systems thinking but also the process approach mentioned in a previous post. It’s also key to leadership.… Read More
Feedback on Integrity
This week was the audit of my company’s business management system. Today is the last day of the audit where we receive the final report indicating any major or minor findings and observations. To help my eight-year-old daughter understand what an audit is like I asked her what her standardized tests were like. She told… Read More
Do you have a leadership gap?
I’m a division quality manager and helping the organization prepare for an audit. Next week we are being re-certified to the requirements of AS9100, the world-wide Aerospace Business/Quality Management System Standard. Stress rises for many people when they are interviewed during an audit. An auditor who you don’t know comes in and asks questions about… Read More
Who’s Your Leader?
I had the opportunity to attend a Situational Leadership Training course through work this week. The situational leadership model is a leadership theory by Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard. Their theory combines recognition of individuals competence and commitment through four distinct cycles with a task based approach to helping people maximize their potential. The information… Read More