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They did it! Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson climbed a rock that everyone thought was impossible to climb. Much has been written and more will be written about their extraordinary feat.
One view of their climbing that has struck me is that there are many lessons for leaders that we can glean from what they did. So as I continue to share vicariously in this ultimate event, I can’t help but think about the extraordinary examples of leadership that we have learned from the two men.[…] Continue Reading »
“I’m going to begin to collaborate more with the stakeholders outside of my organization — clients, cross-functional partners and others.”
I asked the leader who made this statement what “collaboration” meant to him and his organization.
“I see it as a way to get more buy-in into the mission of our organization and to learn a bit more about them in the bargain,” he said.[…] Continue Reading »
“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” — Jack Welch
The message didn’t really fit directly with the lesson that the professor was delivering. Perhaps that’s why I remember it most clearly from everything that he taught during that entire course.[…] Continue Reading »
Do you know the one thing in common in companies like Skype, eBay and Facebook?
True, they are all successful in their own industries. But how did they get there?
One reason is that each used simple management technique called the 3Ps — the technique of progress, plans and problems. Now, it might sound silly to summarize the success of such remarkable enterprises to a single management method, but there is no reason to undervalue the true power in it.[…] Continue Reading »
I wish you could have seen it. Twenty teenagers and four YMCA leaders — including me — were about to embark on a two-day rafting trip.
These kids could not have been more different. Half were from the inner city; half from the suburbs. Two inner city leaders joined us two from the ‘burbs. None of us had any experience with whitewater rafting.[…] Continue Reading »