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?'” –
As my regulars know, I’ve recently left my job as a Verizon Wireless executive to pursue my entrepreneurial dream. I promise that my blog will continue to be about ways to support you. With that said, I’ve received so many wonderful notes and lots of questions about what’s next as an entrepreneur, that I figured there were others who were curious, but not asking. I imagine my own angst can be
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
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
For a variety of reasons, many manager/employee relationships stay formal, cordial, and don’t realize their full potential. The conversation stays focused on the work at hand, and hopefully there is some discussion of strengths and development needs, along with a plan to improve on them. There is often real reluctance to go deeper. Why? Choices, fear, time, professional boundaries. I’ll give you a minute
My favorite character from Latin class was Cincinnatus – he was a farmer who became Dictator to lead the Roman army against invaders, and then returned to his farming life after the war. The fame and glory did not prevent him from continuing to be who he wanted to be, and he willingly gave up almost absolute power to return to a simple life. Cincinnatus was revered as an exemplar of civic virtue, someone willing
Over a year ago I had a debate with a friend that just keeps staying with me. His premise, “by the time we are in our 40s our path is set your potential is channeled, you are just not going to accomplish anything significant you haven’t already started” For some reason that comment from a friendly conversation infuriated me, and I keep trying to decide why.