“You may be able to “buy” a person’s back with a paycheck, position, power, or fear, but a human being’s genius, passion, loyalty, and tenacious creativity are volunteered only.” L. David Marquet, Turn the Ship Around! A True Story of Turning Followings into Leaders
“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” Harry S. Truman
“Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.” – Sloan Wilson
I was driving, listening to the radio (nothing new there), and a man was introduced as “Professor of English Literature, and a poet” – and it got me wondering . . . The English Literature professor bit I got. But what about the “poet” reference? What I really wanted to know about was his particular… Read More Who are you?
“It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it… anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job” (The wonderful) Douglas Adams
Facebook recently asked 62 influential people for the books they’d recommend. From an initial list of 230 titles, they whittled it down to 11. Here they are: Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari Freakonomics, Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt Originals, Adam Grant Writing My Wrongs, Shaka Senghor Team of Teams, General Stanley McChrystal The Gene, Siddhartha Mukherjee… Read More Your reading list . . .
“Countless books and advisers tell you to start your leadership journey with a clear sense of who you are. But that can be a recipe for staying stuck in the past. Your leadership identity can and should change each time you move on to bigger and better things. The only way we grow as leaders… Read More The gold standard . . .
I rather like Robin Sharma’s classic, Leadership Lessons from the Monk who sold his Ferrari, and especially this definition of leadership which comes close to something I’m comfortable with when trying to understand exactly what leadership is. See what you think.
Before you read this delightful article (Catch People in the Act of Doing Things Right), please believe that I’m not advocating that any police force in the UK adopts Ward Clapham’s solution (though if honest, it is rather a marvellous idea – where did he get the funding for it?!). But I am right behind… Read More Positive tickets . . .
“I don’t believe in big triumphs. It’s about the everyday – facilitating people to be a little bit better, to do better work. There’s no big brass ring; no finishing line. I think it is a triumph to do something every day to make staff feel empowered – to help a person in their career,… Read More Everyday triumphs . . .