A Team’s Perspective

Teamwork is a matter of perspective. Demands, threats, and force may help us accomplish our immediate goals, but dictatorship is not leadership. True leadership requires that others follow us consciously, voluntarily, and willingly. This requires a shared perspective. In order for others to follow us by choice, of their own informed free-will, they need perspective….

The Path Not Yet Considered

Leadership, by definition, is an unpopular opinion. It is impossible to take the lead by conforming to public opinion, by acquiescing to a perceived consensus, or by trying to be popular instead of right. Leadership requires that we break away from what has already been done, what is being done, or what is obvious to…

Lead In Your Own Way

If you look around and do not see a leader, it is you. My grandfather used to tell me a story about a study that he had read about. It represented what he liked to refer to as an object lesson. This particular story, and its subsequent lesson, was about leadership. Researchers put ten strangers…

Following In Our Footsteps

Our footsteps should be such that, were others to follow them, we would be proud of where they led. A lot of what we do from day to day ends up simply being a matter of routine or habit, as if we are on auto-pilot with external forces driving our decisions from one moment to…

Leading Is The Opposite Of Easy

It is always leadership’s fault and we are all leadership. We all experience situations, circumstances, and even relationships in our lives that we wish were better than they are, that we want to see improved, and which, through some positive change, would enhance our lives exponentially. Each time we experience these, we have choices to…