Category: Leadership Coaching

On Continuing to be Useful

I read Russ’ blog “On Being Useful” and it triggered a lesson that is buried in my mind from many years ago.  It comes from something Paul said to Timothy in his last letter.  II Timothy 2:21 says, “Anyone who

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I Want to be Used

On a recent safari in South Africa, our guide was talking about elephant dung and how useful it was.   Yes, I said “elephant dung”.  It turns out that elephants are really poor digesters.  Sometimes the trees and branches that an

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Are Leaders Born or Grown?

This is a question that has been discussed for years, and when you meet an impressive leader, you usually come down on one side or the other of that question, but, the next time, it may change.  Are they natural

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People Who Drive Leaders Crazy!

There are always people who you will always remember because they were the ones that made your job the most difficult.  I would guess many leaders have said, “I love my job, I love to lead, but it’s just the

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Learning to Focus

Zig Ziglar writes, “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it everytime.” A lesson that I continue to learn everyday is the ability to FOCUS.  It’s hard to focus.  There are so many distractions coming at us everyday that

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Learning about Partnerships

I’ve been in partnership with many different people and countless organizations over the past 25 years.  In some ways, I would even call myself some kind of an “expert” in partnerships.  I know how they work and I see great

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Living Busy

Have you ever walked up to someone and ask them how they are and they respond, “busy”?  Do you immediately think that they must be really important?  Do you wish you could be busy too?  Do you wish that others

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Learning to Lead Quickly

While standing at the airline counter, I was forced to make a decision.  My flight had been delayed 6 times that afternoon, and there was no guarantee that I would get home that day, so I had to decide if

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The Word LEADER

I have been thinking about the word “leader”. I have been called a “leader” most of my life as I have held several “leadership” positions for the past 50 years. However, the very word is confusing to me!  You ask

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What does “Leadon” mean?

I’ve met many leaders around the world that I would classify as “reluctant leaders”.  A “reluctant leader” is someone who has the ability and a faculties to lead, but they hesitate or they have to be pulled into leadership. There

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