Tag: helping

Wisdom For Your Future Self

Wisdom For Your Future Self

We Monday morning quarterback our lives. We look back with wistful wisdom, “if I only knew then what I know now.” No question, experience is a wise teacher.

“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”
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Helping Leads to Successful Careers

Helping Leads to Successful Careers thumbnail

Helping is scarce in many organizations. People need help. They are reluctant to raise their hands.

Why?

Individualized performance management systems Hidden agendas History and scar tissue Politics Expectations of reciprocity Burnout And yet, helping is the biggest predictor of team success. Research also shows that genuine helping improves careers.

 Create a Helping Culture

Wharton

2 Helpful Questions to Ask Yourself Each Day thumbnail

 What questions cause you to pause? What questions lead to helpful reflection? Today I share two questions I find helpful What questions do you use to guide your daily leadership? Q1: How can I be most helpful?

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would

Volunteer and Grow? Side Effects of Volunteering thumbnail

Has volunteering made you a better leader? As I was getting established in my career, going to grad school at night, and becoming a mom, I kept thinking (and saying), “I just don’t have time to volunteer.” Sure, I would bake the cupcakes or volunteer at church, but certainly nothing that required sustained energy and effort. I thought, “people with more time would surely be better at that

Simple Gifts: The Best You Can Do is Enough thumbnail

My favorite Christmas stories are the ones where a humble hero offers the best gifts he can muster.  It never looks like much on the outside. In Why The Chimes Rang, a small child accomplishes what all the rich and famous could not with their extravagant gifts.  He did what he could, with what he had. The Little Drummer Boy, “had no gift to bring” but we keep singing about him.  I

Leadership Magic: Key Actions That Inspire Results thumbnail

“What’s your leadership magic?” That’s my favorite question to ask really successful front line leaders. Clearly something is working for these folks, and I am always thirsty to understand just what. If you are a leader growing leaders, it’s a great question to ask. I guarantee it will immediately bring out sparkles in eyes, great stories, and inspiring conversation. It might also be

One Month and Growing: Reflections and Call for Feedback thumbnail

Please help me to reflect and grow. Letsgrowleaders is now one month old and is beginning to gain momentum. It has been quite a journey and I am looking forward to the road ahead. Thank you to all who have read, commented, and subscribed. You inspire me to observe, learn and share more. Thanks for being a vital part of the conversation. I have been enjoying some wonderful side effects since beginning the blog. I