Lead Where You Are. Thomas R. Bogart HSMAI October 18, 2007. Something has to Change Around Here!. “ Everyone thinks about changing the world but no one thinks of changing himself.” - Leo Tolstoy . Where We Are. Lead where you are Learn where you are Grow where you are
Thomas R. Bogart
October 18, 2007
“Everyone thinks about changing the world but no one thinks of changing himself.”
- Leo Tolstoy
“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is”.
- Ernest Hemingway
Lets reflect -who influenced you, encouraged you, inspired you most in your life? A ripple effect that impacts your professional life today. Write down 3; Who? Why? When do you most feel that impact?
I bought 4 leadership books on Amazon.com looking for this
- Churchill on Leadership-Executive Success in Adversity
- Lincoln on Leadership-Executive Strategies in Tough Times
- Patton’s One-Minute Messages: Tactical Leadership Skills
- TR on Leadership: Executive Lessons from the Bully Pulpit
Tony said of Bill Walsh (late Coach of 49ers) “he never worried about what players couldn’t do. He only cared about what they could do”. Tony is that kind of leader too. Who else? Industry, politics, hospitality- who is making a difference?
How do you want to be viewed?
“There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit”.
“The ability to encourage others is one of life's biggest assets”. -Henry Ford
Lead where you are!
Reach out with honesty, respect, caring, as the opinions of others.
“It is only when we take time to listen and understand what another person is communicating to us that we will be able to respond appropriately and in a way that makes a difference”
- Dr. William E. Hall
The Power of Questions; they are better than answers because they help people focus on the essence of the issue.
“There is a gift in everything; what will you do with it. Focus on common ground; don’t let others prejudice define who you are.”
Promote a clash of ideas
Probe the organization
Check your ego at the door
Learn where you are
Grow where you are
“There are many good levers for engaging employees and driving team performance; but the master lever is getting each employee to play to his/her strengths; an engaged team will be the result.” - Marcus Buckingham
Innovate where you are
It builds you, strengthens your team, brings value to your job , and brings new energy to your career, organization, family and life.
Another example of a great book I plan to re-read
I have shown others today; what books do you have waiting on your shelf?
Colin Powell Lute Olson-U of A
Zig Ziglar Michael Eisner
At the beginning I mentioned my goal was 2-3 Takeaways for each of you.
Who will share at least one thing they take with them today!