Archive for perspective SmartBlogs

“The more we can get together and talk about various perspectives, feelings, beliefs, the better.” ~ William P. Leahy

In his book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” author Steven Covey included an ambiguous optical illusion that is open to different interpretations. To some readers, the image is that of an old lady looking downward, wearing a shawl and a fur coat.[…] Continue Reading »

An obituary is a recitation of facts embellished with stories. A eulogy is a song of praise to a life well led. It may be eloquent as well as humorous.

The lesson for leaders is to reflect on your life. Are you satisfied doing what you are doing now? Too often we are overwhelmed by the minutiae of the day, and it is hard to take a step back and gain perspective.[…] Continue Reading »

As leaders become more prominent in their organizations, they tend to have much to do and a few key people to do it with. To zero in on their vision, they might create their dream team and continue to explore new ways of changing the world they are a part of. Whether formal or informal leadership is at play, success in getting others to follow creates a new set of challenges for all involved.[…] Continue Reading »

Leaders operate in a culture where conflict and advocacy are daily functions. Sometimes the solution is to eliminate the conflict rather than resolve it, and for neither side of the advocacy issue to win. But to choose these options, a leader needs a broader understanding of the issues and the conflict-resolution process. This means expanding the leader’s perspective of the bigger picture.[…] Continue Reading »