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What Can Serving Leaders Learn from Our Best Friends?

What Can Serving Leaders Learn from Our Best Friends?

What Can Serving Leaders Learn from Our Best Friends?

How do you choose who to spend your life with? What common qualities do great friends have in common? What can we learn from our furry family members?

I’m talking about our best friend, the one with four legs. I’ve written and shared many stories about the people who have impacted our lives for the better. Recently, a friend lost a family member after 17 years together. Our friend has shared many stories of how her Princess helped her get through rough times, such as her husband’s long battle with cancer and death. Read More…

My Generation…and Yours

Are we connecting with  more than one generation?

Are we connecting with more than one generation?

Does the title of this post mean anything to you? If so, chances are you’re a Boomer.

Baby Boomers are the people born between 1946 and 1964, and there are a lot of us. People born between 1965 and 1980 are often called Generation X—“X” as in “unknown”—and people born since 1980 were once called Generation Y (because they came after X). Now, they’re better known as Millennials. And all three generations are reading what you write. Read More…

Why You Want Millennials on Your Leadership Team

How do you make millennials part of your team?

How do you make millennials part of your team?

How do you bring new talent into your organization?  What’s the biggest challenge for leaders in almost all midmarket organizations? I find the biggest challenge is how entrepreneurs attract millennials to their organization.

Don’t worry; I’ve got significant experience working with millennials both in high school and college. You’re going to enjoy working with them! Read More…

How Can You Connect with Baby Boomer Serving Leaders?

How Can You Connect with Baby Boomer Serving Leaders?

How Can You Connect with Baby Boomer Serving Leaders?

How many pieces of mail do you get every day? How many emails, messages, and social media postings do you see on a regular basis? If you’re the average baby boomer today, you are exposed to over 20,000 messages every day.

It’s no wonder that your messages don’t get read.  How much do you know about the person you’re writing to? I thought I’d share several ideas that can hit the target more often when you choose to connect with me and my fellow boomers. Read More…

What Can We Learn From Tim Cook’s CEO Succession Plan?

What can we learn from Tim Cook’s CEO succession plan?

What can we learn from Tim Cook’s CEO succession plan?

Earlier this week we talked about why Apple’s succession strategy worked. We shared that one of the traits of a successful successor is the leader must know where they are going and what key capabilities are required to help get them there. How Tim Cook began building his succession strategy.

Today, we talk about the intangible elements in successful succession planning and how you might apply them to your own succession strategy. I believe these intangible elements are critical in building a lasting legacy for your organization. Read More…

What Can CEOs Learn from Apple’s Succession Strategy?

How did Steve Jobs and Tim Cook build a great succession plan?

How did Steve Jobs and Tim Cook build a great succession plan?

How would you like to follow the world’s most successful technology entrepreneur? What would you do to keep your organization growing against the odds? How do you create a successful succession strategy when your CEO is terminally ill? These were just some of the challenges facing Tim Cook, CEO of Apple.

What can you learn from Steve Jobs and Tim Cook that will help you create an effective succession strategy? Read More…

How Jesus Christ Changed the World in Two Words!

How did Jesus Christ change the world in two words?

How did Jesus Christ change the world in two words?

He lives. In saying this, the history of mankind was changed forever. How could so few words change the world? Jesus Christ lives. How does this impact serving leaders? Must you follow his life to be a great serving leader? I’ve known many of the world’s serving leaders and not all of them believe in Jesus Christ the way I do.

Once thing is for certain, all the leaders that I have met believe this man taught by example, and through this example changed the face of the world. He provides the world a model of successful serving leadership. Read More…

Lead by Telling the Story of Where You Are Going

Can your story share the path to the future?

Can your story share the path to the future?

“We’ve never had a policy manual. The way we pass along our values is to sit around the campfire and share stories.”

That’s the CEO of a $1.3 billion company talking.

Elizabeth Weil, in Fast Company magazine, interviewed many business leaders about the power of storytelling. “Leadership is about change,” says Noel M. Tichy, a professor at the University of Michigan Business School and the coauthor of The Leadership Engine (HarperBusiness, 1997). “ Read More…

How Deeper Listening Can Help You Build Trust Faster!

What can Richard Branson teach us about deeper listening?

What can Richard Branson teach us about deeper listening?

What’s the best way to connect on a deeper level? How can you create a connection that’s built on trust faster? Why is listening becoming a lost art?

Earlier this week, I shared how you can help capture the world’s wisdom forever. Today, I remind you how to get better at listening, remind you because many of you are already great listeners.

I spent significant time trying to find someone who would make listening fun again for you. I was given a book earlier this year where Richard Branson shares several great ideas on how to revive the art of great listening Read More…

Every Person Has a Story, Why Not Share Yours?

What did Dave Isay and StoryCorps wish for?

What did Dave Isay and StoryCorps wish for?

Last week, I watched Dave Isay receive the 2015 TED Prize of 1,000,000 dollars. This is a great honor for Dave Isay and his team at StoryCorps.  When you win the TED Prize, you are asked to share your wish with a live audience of what you would like to see in the coming year and beyond.

Last week I shared with you who Dave Isay was and what he might wish for. As promised, I’m back to share his wish.

Dave Isay and his team at StoryCorps weren’t shy when asking for their wish. When you work with so many great nonprofits and foundations, you hope you find the organizations that have a greater cause and purpose.  The ones who want to put a dent in the universe, as Steve Jobs used to say. Read More…

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