Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival, in keeping with the seasonal turn toward spring, is all about fresh insights for leaders. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Our thanks as well to the Brainy Quote site for being a great source of quotations.
Next month, we celebrate the launch of Winning Well, so we are asking for submissions about what Winning Well means to you, as well as giving you an opportunity to show us! Submissions due by April 15–the day of the launch!–for publication on April 22nd. New participants always welcome–please use this form for all the details.
Now, on to some fresh insights!
Mary Jo Asmus of Aspire Collaborative Services encourages that you are the instrument that makes your leadership work. Nothing happens without your continuous attention to yourself and your art. Follow Mary Jo.
Michelle Cubas, CPCC, ACC, of Positive Potentials shares that insights can be like relationships. Sometimes we must step into a different perspective from the onset. She likens it to keeping a relationship fresh. Follow Michelle.
According to David Dye of Trailblaze, leadership theory is great, but what works day-to-day in the real world? In advance of our new book, David recently spent time with a group of accomplished managers to share their one most valuable piece of leadership advice. Here is what they said… Follow David.
Ariana Friedlander of Rosabella Consulting brings to light some of the deep seeded cultural norms that discourage learning and how they negatively impact creativity and innovation in our organizations. Then it provides readers with some specific steps they can take to begin correcting these problems. Follow Ariana.
No winter lasts forever. No spring skips its turn.~ Hal Borland
Chery Gegelman of Simply Understanding shares that when people perceive that your comfort is more important than their needs or the growth of the organization…your leadership quakes. Leadership is not about you or your comfort. Follow Chery.
Liza Heidelberger of MyLeaderSphere tells us that each leader has Super Powers, but those powers can easily become overwhelmed by the Dark Side. Here are some ways that you can responsibly care for your leadership Super Powers. Follow Liza.
John Hunter of Curious Cat Management Improvement says leaders must be concerned with the results of what they are trying to accomplish. Leadership is not divorced from implementation of ideas it is intricately intertwined with implementation. Follow John.
Lisa Kohn from Thoughtful Leaders Blog presents “What you may be missing every morning” where she shares a simple act that can transform your life. And work. And effectiveness. And enjoyment. Follow Lisa.
Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it.~ Lucy Maud Montgomery
Scott Mabry of Soul to Work shares thoughts on how we invest our time and how we can undo busyness to focus more of our attention on leadership and influence. Follow Scott.
Bernie Nagle of Altrupreneur proclaims that contract is SO last century! Conscious leaders are learning that agreements based on Trust and Relationship are replacing the old paradigm of contractual obligation and “Remedy.” Follow Bernie.
Tanveer Naseer of Tanveer Naseer Leadership reveals three leadership lessons gleaned from the annual spring ritual of the flight of the Canadian geese in V-formation on how leaders can spur collaboration and improved communication among those they lead. Follow Tanveer.
The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.~ Harriet Ann Jacobs
Skip Prichard of Leadership Insights happily reminds us that it’s nearly spring. Though we have no control of the seasons, we have control over our mind. Leaders can choose their season. A fresh perspective and a fresh season may just ahead for you. Follow Skip.
LaRae Quy of Mental Toughness Center! tells us that not very many people are excited to get a phone call from an FBI Agent. They tend to be even less enthusiastic when the Agent tells them they need to speak with them about a pending investigation. As a result, I had to work—hard at times—to be likable if I wanted to get my job done. Follow LaRae.
Dr. Artika Tyner of the Planting People. Growing Justice Institute says that diversity is needed to bring together the brightest minds to create solutions to business, economic and social challenges of the 21st century and beyond. Follow Artika.
According to Julie Winkle Giulioni of DesignArounds, managers avoid career conversations fearing employees’ desire for promotions, which turns out to be a false assumption that puts career development at risk. Follow Julie.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.~ C.S. Lewis