Are You Still Growing?

There is a quote that says, “The only person you need to be better than is the person you were yesterday.” This quote is a good reminder of not falling into the trap of comparing ourselves to others. However, it is also a good reminder that we should always be in a state of growthContinue reading “Are You Still Growing?”

The Power of Awareness

Book: How To Lead When You’re Not In ChargeAuthor: Clay Scroggins Quote: “Don’t underestimate the power of awareness; it’s the first aid for ignorance.” How aware are you of your interactions with those around you? Do you ever consider how your actions and words might be perceived by others? I would wager that the majority ofContinue reading “The Power of Awareness”

Impact Over Platform

Book: The Mentor LeaderAuthor: Tony Dungy Quote: “Don’t worry about your platform; focus on your impact.” “Leadership is about influence.” This statement has been stated by Brad Lomenick, Jocko Willink, John C. Maxwell, Tony Dungy, and many others. If leadership is about influence, then it is not about titles or positions. So many people, my previousContinue reading “Impact Over Platform”

Hungry and Motivated

Book: H3 Leadership Author: Brad LomenickQuote: “Stay hungry and motivated, not arrogant and entitled.” H3 Leadership by Brad Lomenick is in my top 5 reads. Just like Extreme Ownership, H3 Leadership is packed full of great ideas and thoughts that can relate to anyone no matter their title or position. I believe the quote stated aboveContinue reading “Hungry and Motivated”

Intimidated

Book: Extreme OwnershipAuthors: Jocko Willink and Leif BabinQuote: “A true leader is never intimidated when others step up and take charge.” This is the first blog of my new Book Highlights Series. In this series, I will be going back through many of the books I have read in the past few years and reflectingContinue reading “Intimidated”

NEW SERIES COMING SOON!

I am excited to announce that I will be starting a new series for my blog. Over the past few years, I have read a multitude of books. As I read, I always have one very important tool with me…a highlighter. As I read, I highlight important ideas or statements that stick out to meContinue reading “NEW SERIES COMING SOON!”

I Can’t Stress Enough…

I was sitting and talking with a friend the other day, and I was perplexed to listen to her describe her interactions with her upper management. My friend has a fancy title and she tries hard to do what is needed for her team, but she has found it difficult to deal with some ofContinue reading “I Can’t Stress Enough…”

The Quiet Leader

“Pay less attention to what men say. Just watch what they do” (Dale Carnegie). Who we are is less about what we say and more about what we do. In today’s society, there is a lot of talk. We have become conditioned to always have something to say or respond to things of which weContinue reading “The Quiet Leader”

The Role of Management in Leadership

The dictionary defines management as, “the process of dealing with or controlling things or people.” I have to be honest, I find this definition to be the exact opposite of the true purpose of leadership. Management is a title and/or position. Leadership has nothing to do with titles or positions. Leadership is about service, whichContinue reading “The Role of Management in Leadership”

Leading With Conviction

The other day, I was watching the Detroit Tigers/Boston Red Sox game, and during the third inning, the announcers were talking with the Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matt Manning. They asked Matt what he meant when he said that pitchers should pitch with conviction. Matt stated that pitchers need to “have confidence in their pitchesContinue reading “Leading With Conviction”