Month: February 2016

What did your day look like?

Last week I teased this post:

Charlie Post It

Unfortunately this daily task list applies to far too many leaders.  It happened to me for years.  What’s important for a leader, is what he or she does between those four daily events. Important for our teams at work and our families at home. That’s where powerful leaders (as well as Mothers, Fathers, Husbands and Wives) make their impact and you need to be present and conscience to be effective.  Far too often our day is blurr.  If we let it be a blur, our teams will notice, and our families will notice.  Not in a good way.  Our teams and our families need us to be present all day long, paying close attention to them, their hopes, their dreams and their ideas.  Most important we need to be outstanding listeners. The dividends are endless.

So in other words… shut up and listen!

Discussing Choice and Consequences

Some compelling discussion ensued from my Jan. 25 post on Choice and Consequences which read, “You have the freedom of choice, but you don’t have the freedom of the consequences of your choices. We should talk.”

Well Dr. Gregory Molnar, Clinical Neuroscientist & Industrial Fellow at the University of Minnesota did want to talk! He wrote, “This quote reminds me of a good old fashion concept called accountability. In leadership it is a privilege and responsibility to lead. The privilege to make the decisions and the responsibility of owning the outcomes…”

While I was referring to the individual and their personal consequences, Greg takes it to the next level and he is absolutely spot on.  Leaders too have the freedom of choice, but not the freedom of the consequences impacting their team from the choices he or she has made.

Keep the comments coming!