Unveiling the Transformative Power of Daily Commitment: Lessons from MLK for Personal and Leadership Growth

Unveiling the Transformative Power of Daily Commitment: Lessons from MLK for Personal and Leadership Growth

Today, we are diving deeper into the lessons on commitment, aligning it with the inspiring spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. As we continue our journey toward achieving our New Year’s goals, let’s draw inspiration from Dr. King’s powerful words on commitment.

Dr. King once remarked, “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” (more…)

Commitment Chronicles: Unveiling Three Keys to Stay Committed

Commitment Chronicles: Unveiling Three Keys to Stay Committed

“Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer.”

A poignant quote from an unknown author resonates deeply: “Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do, long after the mood you said it in has left you.”

Happy New Year, friends! How are those New Year’s resolutions shaping up? Last January, I shared on my podcast a unique way to kickstart the year—not with a resolution, but with a guiding word. This word becomes the beacon directing thoughts, decisions, and actions throughout the year. (more…)

Add the Merry to Your Merry Christmas

Add the Merry to Your Merry Christmas

“My idea of Christmas whether old fashioned or modern is very simple: loving others ”. Bob Hope

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”  Mark Twain

Ah, one holiday down one to go. Or two if you’re already looking ahead to New Years.  I hope that you had a wonderful holiday and that you’re not beating yourself up over the extra calories consumed while making those wonderful memories.  Speaking of those extra calories, I believe we added two new traditions at our household.  One is Panettone French toast.  Oh, so decadent and delicious.  Using Panettone bread for your base takes traditional French toast to a whole new level.  And the second is pumpkin gnocchi.  We found a recipe online by who else than the great Emeril Lagasse and it is a keeper.  Emeril would say “if you think big then it’s going to be big”.  His pumpkin gnocchi are a big deal at our house.  Moving on to Christmas, we must remember to add the merry to our Merry Christmas.

Holiday blues are natural

Holiday is a time of cheer, but if you are like many of us this holiday left us exhausted and maybe with a tinge of the blues.  That is natural.  The commercialized view of the holidays makes them seem flawless and filled with endless energy and cheer.  The reality for most of us returning to work after the holiday today is that we don’t feel refreshed and energized from the long weekend like we feel we should.  Rather we feel like we need a holiday from the holiday.  Realizing that the season has just begun has perhaps terrified you as much as the scale in your bathroom.

Here is the thing, and therefore why this is being discussed on a leadership podcast.  I have said many times before leadership is inspiring others’ actions through our own actions.  Speed of the leader; speed of the team.  Those that look to us for how they should feel every other time of the year are depending on us now during the holidays.  Does that mean you need an S on your chest and superhero powers?  Certainly not. But if you find a way to manage your stress and anxiety during this busy time you will help others manage theirs.


Add the Merry to Your Merry Christmas

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Agility:  Leading With Speed

Agility: Leading With Speed

“Success today requires the agility and drive to constantly rethink, reinvigorate, react and reinvent”.  Bill Gates

“If you want to be fast and agile, keep things simple.  Speed isn’t the result of simplicity, but simplicity enables speed”.  Jim Highsmith

Did you catch the clue in today’s quotes about our subject matter?  Yes, it’s agility and leading with speed.  I was talking about leadership with one of my new colleagues and mentioned the characteristics hungry, humble, and smart.  Gino Wickman in his book Traction would say Get it, Want it, and Capacity where capacity includes the emotional capacity or emotional intelligence to do the job well.  I may be stretching that capacity includes humility, but I think you must be capable of bigger things without letting them get to your head.  My colleague was quick to add agile and he couldn’t be more right.  It’s not enough to be smart enough to get the job done or driven enough to see the project to completion and having the capacity to get it done is important, but all three of these things aren’t good enough if you can’t learn, adapt, and change quickly.  Success loves speed.  Today’s leader needs agility.

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