There are two aspects of personal leadership required in order to maximize your contribution. The first of these is to be fully present in each of your endeavors. I used to hear an old adage to "Bloom where you are planted". I greatly admire and respect the ability of people to make the most of any situation they engage. Martin Luther King, Jr. said it like this.
Welcome to my blog! This site is for ideas and tips for leaders who want to better understand how to create leadership that supports transformation among groups of people. My book on this subject, Inspirational Presence, covers the overall concepts and my approach to helping people develop the required skills.
One of the key challenges we face today is the need for leaders who understand how to engage across cultural and political boundaries. One thing is very clear to anyone who has done this work. The bigger implications of global leadership lie in the cross-cultural nature of the work. We deal with people who have significantly different filters of the world.
Letting Go Email has been an increasingly large part of my life in the past 20 years. It has changed the entire face of business and how many of us spend our time. I sometimes remember what work life was like prior to having this amazing technology. My inbox has been fairly active, so I have spent a great deal of time learning to manage it.
What an historic occasion! Through the electoral process, we have elected the first person of color to the highest office in the United States. That, however, is only part of the story. While I am truly ecstatic about this, I am also excited for some other reasons. These relate to the possibilities that I see on the horizon. Barack is, above all else, an outstanding inspirational leader. He has tremendous presence, clarity, conviction, and superb skills.