Five Leadership Lessons From Geese
As some of you may already be aware of, I grew up an avid hunter. Every hunting season, my dad would take me goose hunting along the Columbia River in Washington. I learned quite a bit sitting in that blind. A few of the lessons I learned then, have stayed with me to this day, and actually fit rather well in the business setting. In today’s post, I’d like to share five of the lessons I gleaned from geese during those critical years as well as famously quoted principals I've a
Harnessing the Power of Wide-Eyed Optimism
Everyone knows the sound. Nothing gets kids as excited as the chime of an ice cream truck rolling through a neighborhood. I can remember being a youngster chasing down my neighborhood ice cream truck as often as my mom and dad would let me. I remember I would have to scramble to simultaneously stop what I was doing, find mom and dad, squeeze some cash out of their wallets, and run after the elusive little cart that usually took a quarter of a mile to track down. For a solid 5
Is Emotional Decision Making Rational?
Decision-making is a critical skill vital to anyone holding or seeking a leadership position. One decision could end your career or propel you to the top of your industry. As a consultant, I have on more than one occasion, heard the distraught thoughts of a client who made a decision in the throes of an emotional upheaval and went on to deal with the consequences. While our emotions have the ability to spark creativity and enrich our business, they can also have dramatic cons