Bits of Wisdom

Kevin Kelly, the founding editor of Wired magazine turned 70 this year, and to commemorate this milestone he compiled 103 bits of wisdom he wished he had known when he was younger.  Here are some of my favorites. • Don’t ever work for someone you don’t want to become. • Anything you say before the… Continue Reading Bits of Wisdom

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Where Are We Going and How Am I Doing?

When assessing leadership effectiveness, one of the tools I turn to most frequently is the LEA 360 published by Management Research Group (MRG). This Leadership Effectiveness Analysis profiles 22 leadership practices or behaviors in six critical leadership categories: Creating a Vision, Developing Followership, Implementing the Vision, Following Through, Achieving Results and Team Playing. Out of… Continue Reading Where Are We Going and How Am I Doing?

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My Favorite Reads in 2021

As a regular subscriber to The Fit Leader blog, you know that I am an avid reader, and often make references to books in my posts. As we near the end of 2021, I’m happy to share my favorite reads for the year. The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation… Continue Reading My Favorite Reads in 2021

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Skills Are Not Enough

When we think of great leaders and what allows them to achieve optimal performance, frequently we point to the skills they possess. A myriad of training and educational programs equip leaders with the know-how associated with performing specific tasks, including: Communicating clearly. Managing time effectively. Applying technical knowledge. Working collaboratively. While skills tend to be… Continue Reading Skills Are Not Enough

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It Pays to Advertise

Early in my career, I was reminded several times by my father that “it pays to advertise”. This fatherly advice was not an encouragement to brag or strive to always be the center of attention. Instead, I learned the importance of staying in my leaders’ line of sight so they were aware of my ideas… Continue Reading It Pays to Advertise

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