Category — Leadership Lessons
Leadership is about change. If you need no change, you need no leader. In times of change, people seek out more and better leaders. Those successful sought-out leaders embrace the following thought: “The best reformers the world has ever known are those who began with themselves.”
Mahatma Gandhi said, “We must be the change that we envision.” Tolstoy said, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
The following comments are about personal change:
1. One person cannot change another person.
May 23, 2012 No Comments
Over the last couple of weeks I have had the opportunity to speak to several groups on leadership and influence. These groups ranged from teenagers to hospital recruiters to government employees and executives of a fortune 500 company. As we discussed leadership it was interesting to get their differing views on what makes a leader influential, but they all agreed that a leader must lead by example.
May 11, 2012 No Comments
Perhaps you’ve heard of Jeremy Lin and “Linsanity”, or perhaps you don’t follow sports at all. In case you haven’t or don’t, let me give you some background.
Jeremy Lin is a 6’3″ basketball player. He went 32-1 as a high school senior and helped his team win a California State Championship, and even though he was first team All State and Northern California Player of the Year, and a 4.2 GPA student, he got no Division 1 scholarships – not even from his hometown, dream college, Stanford.
February 22, 2012 No Comments
What follows is a presentation given by Simon Sinek. In the video presentation he shares a simple, yet powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" He draws from examples which include the Wright brothers, and Apple computer among others.
The golden circle is made up of three components:
* “people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.”
* “if you talk about what you believe, you will attract those who believe what you believe.”
August 12, 2011 No Comments