“Whose Back is the Monkey On?”: The MOST Valuable Management Principle I’ve Ever Learned!

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“Call (text, email, message) me this week and…” We respond, “Yeah, sure, I’ll give you a call.” This is a regular conversation for all leaders and managers. For some, it happens scores of times in a day. We have good intentions, but we often forget and never deliver the call we committed to. At that moment we loose credibility and are surprised to discover that our reputation is less than stellar! I remember it clearly. I was in my 20’s and found myself trying to manage the different compartments of a complex life in a struggling multi-dimensional organization. I played numerous roles and wore many hats! (Pastor, President, Change Strategist, …

3 Principles to Live By, as if You were Dying

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I recently asked a sobering question to a friend of mine who is a 41-year-old wife and mother of two. “If you were told you had only six months to live, what would you want to say to the people in your life?” She responded immediately with three statements that provide some insights into how we should live every day, because we simply don’t when our last day on earth will be! You don’t need the entirety of each statement to gain her insights. The first two words of each statement tell the story.

Czech Republic- “The Least Religious Nation on Earth.” But Not for Long!

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It’s located in Central Europe. At some point it’s been known as the home of the famous astronomer Johannes Kepler, physicist Albert Einstein, composer Amadeus Mozart and Christian martyr John Huss. These are just a few of the famous people who have walked her streets through the centuries. An amazing Astronomical clock was built and installed in the Old Town Hall in Prague at the beginning of the 15th century, by Master Mikulas of Kadan. Thousands of tourists from around the world come to Prague, “The Magical City” each year. I was recently one of them. I found the Czech people to be friendly, helpful, and accommodating; and the food …

Leadership Longevity: Four Essential Practices – Love (Part 5 of 5)

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I began this series of posts by presenting four practices that have contributed to my leadership longevity and effectiveness. They are the result of deep reflection in my own journey. Thus far I have discussed the valuable practices of “listening, learning, and leading”. As I move to this final practice of “loving”, it may be the most valuable practice of all. It’s important because leadership is about a trustworthy relationship with people. It’s about helping people achieve their highest dreams. For most people their dreams begin with being a valued treasure to someone. It might be that an organization is transformed in the process. Leadership is volatile. Each decision a …