Who Moved My Cheese is one of the easiest and most profound reads that you will probably come across in leadership. A "must read" even if you aren't in business or management. It's about who we are and who we can be by embracing and adapting to something that will ALWAYS happen: Change.
I'm playing a mobile game titled Words With Friends by Zynga. For the uninitiated, it's a bit like Scrabble with some questionable definitions. The key is to form words with tiles and each player gets 7 random tiles apiece. Each letter has different points awarded to it and there are Double Word, Triple Word, Double Letter, and … Continue reading Creative Leadership: Outside The Box
We all get frustrated in our careers, our jobs, our life. All of us. Doesn't matter if you love your job 99% of the time and love your life. Frustration, boredom, anger, and sadness can happen. The thing is most people only see the frustration, boredom, anger, and sadness. They don't see the message.
Pages 53 - 58 Summary Haw is being brave as he starts to move through the Maze. He finds tidbits of new Cheese here and there but not enough to satisfy him for long. Most of hall, Haw finds himself facing himself rather than anything the Maze could really throw at him: fears, old patterns, and … Continue reading Who Moved My Cheese – Week 4
I don't do well in a lot of things that I truly enjoy doing. Cooking, baking, singing, drawing, and more. But you know what? I'm no longer afraid to do them. And you know what else? I fail. And Fail. And Fail. Sometimes when I cook, there is scraps of butter paper in the mashed … Continue reading Want To Be A Better Leader? Do Something You Suck At.
My grandmother has days, hours, or only moments to live. She is approaching her final journey on this Earth peaceful and unafraid. Much as she has done her entire life I imagine. She is strong, wise, beautiful, and above all, always seems to joyful. She even fought Stage 4 brain cancer and won. In her … Continue reading Wildflowers Can Create Ripples
I saw this sign in Barnes and Noble yesterday and I loved it. The thing is, leadership IS a big deal. How many "greats" can be pointed back to someone that led them? Whether you become President of the US or president of the local PTA, leadership has this ripple effect. What type of leader you … Continue reading Leadership Is A Big Deal
One of the largest pitfalls and stoppers of growth for both leadership roles and those under them is pure and simple: ENegative go. Our Ego isn't inherently a bad thing. Ego is our sense of self-importance and esteem. It's hardwired in but if we aren't mindful, it can take our positive work ethic to arrogance … Continue reading Pitfalls Of Leadership: Negative Ego
There is this myth in the business world, in our culture, and perpetuated in our work space that you can only be a good leader if you are perfect. That you must be the smartest, most capable, fastest, know all the answers, and never, ever, ever make mistakes. Sound like a tall order? Sound unrealistic? … Continue reading You Don’t Have To Lead Perfectly To Be A Perfect Leader
Haw has done the near unthinkable and LEFT Cheese Station C. What awaits him back in the Maze? Scary monsters? Failure? Death? Any Cheese? Maybe all these things.
Wanting to progress on something never seems like a bad thing right? Until you see you aren't making any. You may get depressed, angry, or want to quit. However, it's all how you look at it. Progress in the text books in school has always seemed like a linear path. You have an idea, you … Continue reading Are you stuck on Progress?