When you observe the best teams operate, the team members complement each other in good times and, more importantly, support each other through the tough times. Tough times are inevitable, and how we show up for our teammates can make the difference.
What you do has far greater impact than what you say. – Stephen Covey
It always seems impossible until it’s done. – Nelson Mandela
If you research leadership, you will find tons of definitions. One that most resonates with me is that leaders help themselves and others do the right things. [Read more…]
Several years ago, after learning a colleague had just lost his job, I approached his office to offer support. To my surprise, he was calmer than I expected, golf club in hand, gently practicing his swing. [Read more …]
Trust your inner-voice in difficult moments, particularly when challenging cultural norms. A current tradition or best practice only stands until someone demonstrates a better way.
Persistence must be a part of your winning formula. We often think about endurance within the context of physical activity. However, that ability to exert oneself, remain active for extended periods, and to resist, withstand, recover from, and have immunity to trauma, wounds, or fatigue is holistically necessary.
Consider yourself a mental athlete first and intentionally work on your endurance and persist through challenging problems.
Reflections help others in powerful ways. Go ahead and put your pen to paper.