Influence and impact

One thing you can keep in mind each day is that you have influence and impact as an individual person. It can be common to think that on your own, you can’t impact or change much anything unless you’re in an “official” position of leadership.  It turns out that the most influential individuals leverage their influence exactly where […]

Communicate early and often

I’ve experienced it and I’m sure you have too. You’re getting close to a deadline for a project and you’re waiting on 12 essential details to complete everything.  You’re so close to the deadline that having any conversations or communication will KEEP you from completing the project.  So what do you do?  You skip them… and […]

Who is your replacement

You may be just walking into your role as a leader or maybe you’ve been at this for a while. The best leaders are always thinking forward to how they can make themselves replaceable. If you know you your replacement might be… What responsibilities or projects could you delegate to them sometime soon?  How might […]

Giving authority away

Check out this awesome quote from Craig Groeschel: “When you delegate tasks you create followers. When you delegate authority, you create leaders.” Delegating tasks looks like people “helping you” to get something done. This results in followers. You have the authority—they have an action item. However, when you give away authority, you give someone else the ability to make decisions on […]

Behavior: getting from pointless to purposeful

Pointlessness. I hate it. Don’t you? I bet that you, just like me, have had pointless experiences. Pointless meetings. Pointless texts. Pointless phone calls. Pointless conversations. We can be tempted to say, “yeah, but even thru the pointless experiences, you can find meaning!” Or we might say, “even when things seem POINTLESS, there’s a bigger […]