Intentional Tuesdays

Convicted and Conflicted

leadership Jun 02, 2020
The events of the past week and the past months are many things. Infuriating. Frustrating. Depressing. Mostly bad words, I'm afraid.
I debated whether or not to publish an Intentional Tuesday this week and decided to move forward with it. I hope you find it useful. I did.
Here's the punchline ... If you are not feeling simultaneously Convicted and Conflicted about what is happening in our country right now, you're not trying hard enough.
We need to demand more from our leaders. We need to demand more from the media. We need to demand more from each other.
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Are You a Leader, Manager, Coach, or Mentor?

leadership work May 26, 2020

Are you a leader, manager, coach, or mentor? 

It’s really a trick question, because each of us probably has occasion to play all four of these roles from time to time.  However, we can only play one of them at a time and deciding which of the four is most appropriate for the situation can be challenging.  How do you know which is best for any given moment?

To answer this question, we must first examine the core elements of each function.



I like to say the primary function of leadership is to create motivation through uncertainty.  Leadership is about communicating a vision of the future.  A vision of a better way and a better place. 

Although this vision is inspiring, it also creates a degree of uncertainty, because we do not yet know how to achieve that vision.  We don’t know how to get there.  We have direction (via destination) but we do not have directions.  

In terms of results, leadership is...

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