Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. Our November Festival is all about Dreams and Callings. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors!
Finding Our Dreams and Callings
“There are those who look at things the way they are and ask, ‘Why?’ I dream of things that never were and ask, ‘Why not?'” –
Yup, I really did quit my day job to purse my dream full time. No, this is not an April Fools joke. Although last year’s was fun in case you missed it. I will spend my days helping companies eliminate destructive, energy-sucking leadership practices and instead grow confident, competent and creative leaders at every level. I’ve been engrossed in a 45 day transition to ensure my team doesn’t miss a
Your team needs you to show up strong, energetic, and ready to go. It’s hard for your team to run out of steam, when the leader they admire keeps showing up strong. Energetic leadership is contagious and inspires results. I’ve been observing the most energetic leaders I can find, and looking for themes. I’ve also been paying close attention to those who show signs of burn-out (the biggest sign is
It’s hard to argue with Stephen Covey’s 2nd habit “begin with the end in mind.” Wise wisdom. But. Heads down, full steam ahead comes with risks. Chartered courses without open minds lead to missed opportunity.
Sir Captain Don’s Story
Last week I met Sir Captain Don Stewart on our vacation to Bonaire, in the Dutch Caribbean. Captain Don. Was named one of the world’s
Got a great start-up idea, but don’t know where to start? Take some advice from Sqwiggle co-founder Matt Boyd. Sqwiggle is new online workroom for remote teams. Listen to our interview by clicking on the podcast. Matt Boyd Interview
How to Start a Start-Up Podcast Highlights
Find others who share your passion: “We’ve all been nerds since we were younger. Tom was a co-founder of an app
“I’m not sure I’m qualified.” “I don’t have experience.” “I’m too old to try that now.” Negative self-talk smashes dreams. We look for data to corroborate our fear.
Big Starts Small
I always wanted to run the Boston marathon. The only issue, I hadn’t yet run a 10K. I was decidedly not qualified for that dream. I wasn’t a real runner. I
It was Sunday afternoon, I needed to find a picture frame fast to complete the gift I was about to give. The closest solution was Walmart.I am usually not brave enough to go there this time of year. The stories can be scary. I reluctantly made my way through the hectic parking lot and the crowded aisles. When I got to the checkout, I made small talk with the smiling gray-haired woman behind the counter. “How
Labor Day was first organized in 1882 by labor unions as a celebration of the contributions of working class Americans. Although not a big union supporter, Grover Cleveland formalized it as a National Holiday in 1894. There is some good background here for those who want to know more Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day? Labor Day has always seemed to me to be one of those unsung holidays where the meaning gets a bit