The Power of Books

Recently, a good friend sent me this quote: “One must be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” (Cassandra Clare, The Infernal Devices) Wow! Oh, that’s good. The truth is that great books can do more than change us…they can transform us. I know from personal […]

Great Leaders Ask

Peter Drucker said, “The leader of the past may have been a person who knew how to tell, but the leader of the future will be a person who knows how to ask.”  I believe that’s true. In my last two posts, titled Great Leaders Build and Great Leaders Empower, I addressed the importance of […]

Great Leaders Empower

In my last post, titled, Great Leaders Build, I explained that a leader’s greatest contribution lies in building his or her people. That means investing in them, helping them grow, and empowering them to succeed. But how do great leaders build and empower their team members? The Oxford English Dictionary defines empowerment as: 1.  Giving someone […]

Great Leaders Build

Great Leaders Build

Leaders live in a construction zone. They don’t visit periodically. They don’t show up for inspections. They don’t count the money and go home. Great leaders never leave. Why? Because they are constantly building. Building their vision. Building their network. Building their products and services. As Robert Collier said, “The great successful men (and women) […]

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