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Leading Thoughts for November 25, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Pastor Will Johns on seeing the world through the lens of gratitude: “Gratitude is a lens that changes the perception of everything in your life. Your world will be transformed. You will begin to see good things you’ve never noticed before. You will begin to feel joy for things in your life you knew were good but never fully appreciated. You will be a...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Chester Elton, Adrian Gostick, Will Johns, Leading Thoughts


Leading Thoughts for November 18, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Liz Wiseman describes a practice of Impact Players: “Impact Players practice a fluid model of leadership—leading on demand rather than by command. They take their cues from the situation, stepping up when needed, but when their stewardship is fulfilled, they step back and follow others with equal ease. While others wait for direction, Impact Players s...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Liz Wiseman, Peter Senge, Leading Thoughts, Impact Players


Leading Thoughts for November 11, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Scientist Edward O. Wilson on the unification of knowledge: “The ongoing fragmentation of knowledge and resulting chaos in philosophy are not reflections of the real world but artifacts of scholarship.” Source: Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge II. The late professor and writer David Foster Wallace on focus: “Twenty years after my own graduation,...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, David Foster Wallace, Edward O Wilson, Leading Thoughts


Leading Thoughts for October 28, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. John Hagel on how emotions spread and thus how this dynamic can be used for or against us: “Emotions have an interesting network effect: Once a critical mass of people feel a certain emotion, it tends to spread exponentially, both in terms of the number of people who feel it and in terms of intensity with which it is felt. As the emotional cascade tak...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Thomas Sowell, John Hagel, Leading Thoughts


Leading Thoughts for October 21, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. The cellist, composer, and conductor, Pablo Casals, on being unique: “Each second we live in a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that never was before and will never be again. And what do we teach our children in school? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what t...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, France, Paris, Michelangelo, Pablo Casals, Joys, Frank Partnoy, Leading Thoughts


Leading Thoughts for October 7, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Elon Musk with a counterpoint to the idea to just trust the process: “I don’t believe in process. In fact, when I interview a potential employee and he or she says that ‘it’s all about the process,’ I see that as a bad sign. The problem is that at a lot of big companies, process becomes a substitute for thinking. You’re encouraged to behave like a lit...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, Leadership, Instagram, Mars, Antoni Cimolino, Leading Thoughts


Leading Thoughts for September 30, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Mark Sanborn on why culture matters: “Culture is a corporate immune system that protects against variance, decline, or abandonment by identifying and combating threatening forces like toxic partners, disjointed processes, and bad decisions.” Source: The Intention Imperative II. Thomas Berry on the need for a new story: “It’s all a question of story....
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Thomas Berry, Mark Sanborn, Leading Thoughts


Leading Thoughts for September 23, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Alan Mulally on running a business in the midst of a crisis: “Running a business is a design job. You need a point of view about the future, a really good plan to deliver that future, and then relentless implementation. “You’ve got to trust the process. You need to trust and nurture your emotional resilience. Do you have a point of view about the futu...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Alan Mulally, Save Ford Motor Company, Larry Bossidy, Leading Thoughts


Leading Thoughts for September 16, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Geoff Tuff and Steven Goldbach on the need for flexible thinking: “We must dispel the notion that strong leaders don’t change their positions … or, dare we say, learn. Flipflopping when you have new information – flexing your thinking in an explicable way – is absolutely a hallmark of effective leadership in the face of accelerating change. “Good lead...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Rome, Geoff Tuff, Adrian Goldsworthy, Steven Goldbach, Leading Thoughts


Leading Thoughts for September 9, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Former vice president and corporate controller at The Boeing Company, Laurette Koellner, on our responsibility to self-empower and self-deploy: “No one asked Amelia Earhart or Charles Lindbergh to do a solo flight across the Atlantic. No one asked Bill Boeing to build an airplane. They did these things because they wanted to. They did them because the...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Atlantic, Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, Julia Cameron, Boeing Company, Bill Boeing, Leading Thoughts, Laurette Koellner


Leading Thoughts for September 2, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Consultant Jeff Davidson on the need for breathing space: “When your brain is always engaged, when your neurons are always firing, when you find yourself in a continual mode of reacting and responding, instead of steering and directing, the best and brightest solutions that you are capable of producing rarely see the light of day. “You’re firmly caugh...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Paris, Yo Yo Ma, Bach, Yo Yo, Jeff Davidson, Leading Thoughts, Philip Yancy


Leading Thoughts for August 26, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. French political philosopher and historian Alexis De Tocqueville on what democratic nations have to fear: “I have no fear that they will meet with tyrants in their rulers but rather with guardians. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till e...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, Heritage Foundation, Alexis de Tocqueville, Leading Thoughts


Leading Thoughts for August 19, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. April Rinne on how to thrive in a fast-paced world: “In an upside-down world that coaxes, cajoles, and coerces you to run ever faster, your key to true success and growth is to do the opposite: learn how to run slower. “The old script says we must run faster to keep up. But a world in flux has different race conditions because the finish line keeps sh...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, University Of Chicago, Rinne, Robert Maynard Hutchins, Leading Thoughts


Leading Thoughts for August 12, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Mark C. Thompson and Bonita S. Thompson on taking action in a crisis: “Challenges don’t come neatly packaged the way we planned them. So when you’re taken by surprise—and you don’t have the tools or support that you’d counted on—the first thing to think about is not what you’ve lost but what tools you still have. Start where you are. Figure out what y...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Thompson, John Wooden, Leading Thoughts, Bonita S Thompson


Leading Thoughts for August 5, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. John Maxwell on how adversity introduces us to ourselves: “Adversity always gets our attention. We can’t ignore it. It causes us to stop and look at our situation. And at ourselves if we have the courage. Adversity creates an opportunity for self-discovery. As the great Egyptian leader Anwar el-Sadat said, ‘Great suffering builds up a human being and ...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, John Maxwell, Anwar el Sadat, Leading Thoughts, Tough Times II, Ronald Yates, General George Washington Quality, American Tradition Speech


Leading Thoughts for July 29, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Motivational speaker Les Brown on having an indomitable spirit: “There are negatively charged people who allow events to control their lives, and there are positively charged people who remain in control of their lives no matter what life throws at them. You want to be positively charged. “Good things happen to positively charged people because they l...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Reid Hoffman, Les Brown, Leading Thoughts, Ben Casocha


Leading Thoughts for July 22, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Former CEO of Honeywell International, Larry Bossidy, on the behaviors a leader should look for in his or her direct reports: “Over the years, I’ve observed that certain behaviors, on the part of both the subordinate and the boss, are conducive to productive and rewarding relationships. Indeed, I’ll favor someone who exhibits the behaviors I expect ov...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Harvard Business Review, Honeywell, Marc, Larry Bossidy, Leading Thoughts, Samantha Hurwitz


Leading Thoughts for July 15, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Journalist George Leonard on mastery: “How long will it take me to master Aikido?” a prospective student asks. ‘How long do you expect to live?’ is the only respectable response. “Ultimately, practice is the path of mastery. If you stay on it long enough, you’ll find it to be a vivid place, with its ups and downs, is challenges and comforts, its surpr...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, America, Michael Harper, Gordon Sullivan, George Leonard, Leading Thoughts


Leading Thoughts for July 8, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Louis L’Amour on pausing to take stock of yourself and ask: Where am I going? What am I becoming? What do I wish to do and become? “Up to a point a man’s life is shaped by environment, heredity, and movements and changes in the world about him; then there comes a time when it lies within his grasp to shape the clay of his life into the sort of thing h...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Peter Drucker, Louis L'Amour, Leading Thoughts


Leading Thoughts for July 1, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Former Chairman and CEO of Pepsico, Indra Nooyi, on assuming positive intent: “My father was an absolutely wonderful human being. From him, I learned to always assume positive intent. Whatever anybody says or does, assume positive intent. You will be amazed at how your whole approach to a person or problem becomes very different. When you assume negat...
Tags: Facebook, Hollywood, Leadership, Instagram, New York Times, John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Howard Hawks, MEKADO MURPHY, PepsiCo Indra Nooyi, Leading Thoughts


Leading Thoughts for June 24, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Ron Friedman on how experience begets automaticity and automaticity stifles learning. And the need for the right kind of practice to improve and grow: “Working on our weaknesses is unpleasant, stressful, and hard. But it’s a process that does something crucial for skill development: it breaks the spell of automaticity. “By facing up to our shortcoming...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Navy SEAL, Gleeson, Ron Friedman, Leading Thoughts


Leading Thoughts for June 17, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Leadership coach Ruchira Chaudhary on the difference between mentors and coaches: “Mentors provide direction to their mentees, giving them the opportunity to become more like them. Coaches, though, don’t offer directions or even answers. A good coach instead helps the coachee come up with their own answers. As a coach and leader, you—unlike the mentor...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Leading Thoughts, Rebecca Heiss, Ruchira Chaudhary, Science Backed Solutions


Leading Thoughts for June 10, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. D. Michael Lindsay observed that the best leaders have shown excellent management of the transitional events in their lives: “The challenge with life is that we have to live it moving forward, but we only really understand it looking back. Every day offers the promise of preparing us to best respond to the next hinge moment of our lives. Change moves...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Bruce Feiler, Michael Lindsay, Leading Thoughts


Leading Thoughts for June 3, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Andrew and Nada Kakabadse and Linda Lee-Davies on knowing when to act as well as being in the right place at the right time: “What makes a leader great in one situation could make them incompetent in another and the increasing pace of change in today’s business environment means then that different qualities will not only be needed at different times ...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Andrew, Bauman, Zygmunt Bauman, Pete Davis, Leading Thoughts, Nada Kakabadse, Linda Lee Davies


Leading Thoughts for May 27, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Teresa Amabile on how to kill creativity: “Organizations routinely kill creativity with fake deadlines or impossibly tight ones. The former create distrust and the latter cause burnout. In either case, people feel overcontrolled and unfulfilled—which invariably damages motivation. Moreover, creativity often takes time. It can be slow going to explore ...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Harvard Business Review, Teresa Amabile, John Hagel John Seely Brown, Leading Thoughts, Lang Davison


Leading Thoughts for May 20, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Robert Heinlein on dying cultures: “Sick cultures show a complex of symptoms such as you have named…but a dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot.” Source: Friday (1982) II. Ben Horowitz on what you...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Ben Horowitz, Robert Heinlein, Leading Thoughts


Leading Thoughts for May 13, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Joann Lublin on how parenting can make parents better leaders and bosses: “A high proportion of younger mothers and fathers believe that parenthood makes them better leaders, another study revealed. About 55% of parents under 35 “strongly agree” that’s true—compared with 28% of ones over 45, a 2019 survey of 1,003 individuals with and without children...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Malcolm Gladwell, Joann Lublin, Leading Thoughts, Power Moms


Leading Thoughts for May 6, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Susan McPherson on making a genuine connection with others: “We’re living in a loneliness epidemic that is causing declines in physical and mental health, as well as decreased work satisfaction and performance. It’s clear that the art of connecting is lost. We’re talking, Zooming, Tweeting, and texting, but we’re not feeling a sense of connection. Peo...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Susan McPherson, Victoria Labalme, Leading Thoughts


Leading Thoughts for April 29, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Phil Knight on competition: “Emotion would be fatal. I needed to remain cool. I thought back on my running career at Oregon. I’d competed with, and against, men far better, faster, more physically gifted. Many were future Olympians. And yet, I’d trained myself to forget this unhappy fact. People reflexively assume that competition is always a good thi...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Oregon, Nike, Phil Knight, Randy Komisar, Leading Thoughts, Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Look


Leading Thoughts for April 22, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Economist Tim Harford on the problem of using statistical metrics as a proxy to control or as a target to be improved: “Social scientists have long understood that statistical metrics are at their most pernicious when they are being used to control the world, rather than trying to understand it. Economists tend to cite their colleague Charles Goodhart...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Tim Harford, Jon Acuff, Leading Thoughts, Charles Goodhart, Donald T Campbell



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