Leadership Habits: It’s All About the Process!

Leadership Habits: It’s All About the Process!
“How long does it take to form a habit?” “How long does it take to break a habit?” These two questions recently asked by one of my leadership coachees got me to thinking about the processes of breaking and forming habits. Before I answer the timing question, though, let’s start with some basics. Habits are behaviors or actions that you do on a regular basis without consciously thinking about them. Effective habits help each of us to cons...

Four Enduring Leadership Lessons from an Endearing Father

Four Enduring Leadership Lessons from an Endearing Father
With so many horrific heartbreaking stories in the news of late, I wanted to post something uplifting as Father’s Day approaches.  I want to share some leadership insights I received from my Father, Mr. Henry Joseph “Joe” Porter. First let me give some context. My Dad was a hard-working, gregarious man respected as a leader in our community in the Ohio Valley and in his workplace. He loved his family.  His work and leadership were about making a better ...

Lead From the Inside Out: 5 Books to Transform The Leader Within You

Lead From the Inside Out: 5 Books to Transform The Leader Within You
Recently a colleague asked me what my favorite leadership books were. I have so many favorite leadership books that i couldn't answer right away! Today I thought I'd start with my top 5 favorites that deal with the inner world of the leader. These books will help you transform your mindset, heart and soul! Strengthening The Soul of your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry by Ruth Haley Barton Ruth Haley Barton challenges us to "pay