How to Get Clear on Your Growth as a Leader
Hello Leaders, My office in Grand Haven is owned by an accounting firm. My heart goes out to these men and women during tax season as they work seven days a week, on very little sleep, from now until April 15. One of the greatest fears the rest of us have is to discover we are being…
Imagine that you’re taking a walk along a path outside. As you round a bend, you see an elephant. Before you have a chance to think, his ears go up, his head drops, and he starts to charge straight at you. What do you do? What would you do if you were in the path…
You may be wondering, “Why are we talking about trust again?” The simple answer is that everything we do with others is built upon this one word. Think of the pain created when we absolutely don’t trust someone. Something has created question marks in our mind around their competence, reliability, what is true, etc. When…
Vulnerability and Courage
I’m no psychiatrist but I’ve always been intrigued by the things people do and why they do them. Out of this curiosity, and over many years of observations, I’ve come to my own theories, or even beliefs, about people’s make-up. It is from these observations and desire to understand people that the DoKnowBe Tree came…
Effective Communication – A Real Challenge
Since your experience in LEAD 365 I’ve been doing more informal research and reflection on why we choose to offer a module on communication. As such, I’ve gained more clarity about why we explore it, what the challenges are and what can be done to be a more effective communicator.
Putting It Out There
My fellow leaders, I’ve put it out there and I can’t take it back. Too many people know. Too many have heard. I’ve talked about it too many times. There is no turning back. And I do have some fears. What if we don’t make it? What if the current favorable conditions change? What is she gets pregnant? What if there is a downturn…
A Pause to Reflect
Happy 2018! A new year is a great opportunity to pause, reflect on the previous year, and plan for the year to come. We hope that you’ll take some time this week to look back on your leadership learnings from 2017 and to think about how you might challenge yourself as a leader in 2018.…
Are You Like Most People?
Dear fellow listeners, Here is a fun quiz: the phrase “seek first to understand, then to be understood” comes from which of the following? The LEAD 365 segment on high impact listening. The LEAD 365 segment on leaning in to healthy conflict. Steven Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. All of the…
The Leadership Matters Blog
The Leadership Matters blog is a benefit we offer to LEAD 365 alumni. We hope the blog encourages you to continue exploring what it means to be a leader worth following in West Michigan.
Here is what we hope to accomplish through the blog:
- Allow you to review the content we covered in LEAD 365.
- Give you new content being offered in current LEAD 365 cohorts.
- Share additional material that builds on what you learned in LEAD 365.
- Give alumni a forum to share your insights about being a person worth following. Your insights can be shared through responses to our postings or even by offering your own posting when desired.
We will post something new each Monday as part of our commitment to our alumni. We hope that the blog is just one part of an ongoing learning community of people who have experienced LEAD 365. You are welcome to share our posts with anyone you like, but they will always be written to you.
Whether a post is long or short, new or a repeat, we hope you find them valuable. As is always true, any feedback you choose to provide us will be received as a gift.