Archive for MaryJoAsmus SmartBlogs
How unfortunate that our popular ideas of what a good leader should be are so often grandiose. Through current media, television and movies, we expect perfection; a leader is strong, fearless and flawless. If we believe that myth, they should be superheroes, royalty and saviors all rolled into one.
So we become disappointed when our leaders reveal themselves only human.[…] Continue Reading »
You might be first-line supervision or midlevel in your organization, and you might also be a high-potential or high-performing leader. You are an accomplished person who’s worked your way to get where you are by using significant talents.
Yet, as gifted as you might be, sometimes you might feel powerless. The larger organization asks a lot of you.[…] Continue Reading »
Meetings in many organizations have unhealthy hidden agendas, unhealthy conflict and competition, and a rush to action without appropriate dialog. It’s every person for themselves, with those who speak the loudest all too often getting their way while the rest feel like they weren’t heard. Participants leave these meetings depressed, angry, or worse, and their mood spreads throughout the organization.[…] Continue Reading »
After a year as president on a board of directors, I’m now officially the “immediate past president.” I’m learning to be more of a follower in this new role — sometimes doing OK, and at other times not so well. My rocky experience has prompted me to think about what it means to be a leader and a follower at the same time — an essential attribute for great leaders.[…] Continue Reading »