Make Time for Strategic Thinking

Make Time for Strategic Thinking
As a leadership consultant and coach, one of the biggest barriers I see for emerging leaders is their lack of time for strategic thinking. Whether your workplace is the corporation, the church, university or a community agency, leaders must see the big picture of the organization or institution, think strategically about the interconnecting parts of the organization and understand the context or community which the organization serves. Too often I see w...

That’s What She Said! 366 Leadership Quotes by Women

That’s What She Said! 366 Leadership Quotes by Women
Women’s words matter. But can be too easily discounted in every culture across the globe, especially in popular culture. Take the popular meme “That’s what she said.” The phrase is a double entendre that has sexual undertones. Its American origin goes back as far as 1929 in a test reel for an Alfred Hitchcock movie; made popular by the 1992 comedy Wayne’s World and the television sitcom The Office, it was formally defined in 2003.  At least four “That...

Don’t Let Defeat Defeat You

Don’t Let Defeat Defeat You
I recently received some bad news that has halted one of my projects. Actually it has only halted the project temporarily because I will regroup and still move forward...just a little differently than I'd planned. It occurred to me, however, that rarely do leaders talk about their failures or missteps. And if they do, it's well after they've recovered. The reality is failure is as much a part of success as winning. That sounds paradoxical but it's truth...

Find Your Purpose and You’ll Find the Time

Find Your Purpose and You’ll Find the Time
By Dr. Ollie Malone, Guest Blogger I am often puzzled by those people who struggle with time management—you know them: they have too much life and too little time. They have no time for the things they say that are most important, despite having the same 24/7/365-6 that the rest of us have. Perhaps you are one. Having been one of them myself, I understand the challenge. As professionals, the hours and demands never seem to end. As a married professional...