3 Reasons You Should Have Fewer Goals by Eric Geiger
In this always hustling, constantly striving culture, goal setting can feel like an addiction. Eric sheds light on the importance of just making a few goals.
It is often good things that steal energy from the most important things. We are often able to recognize the distraction of bad goals, but distractions often masquerade as good goals. While they may be good, they are not the most important. For this reason, wise leaders avoid lesser goals by focusing on the most important ones. Wise leaders steward their energy, attention, and resources against a few really important goals. Fewer goals are better for at least three reasons:
4 Things Young Leaders Can Learn from Baby Boomers by Art Rainer
Baby Boomers have a lot to share with young leaders and Art does a great job helping them to see it.
Baby Boomers are the generation born between 1946 and 1964. They are a large generation. Once the Great Depression and World War II had ended, the Greatest Generation decided to focus on building their families. Needless to say, they succeeded.
They are the generation that brought us peace signs and Woodstock. But as they aged, they became ambitious career men and women. Sometimes, they are criticized for their self-focused drive. But like all generations, the Baby Boomers positive characteristics worth noting.
Let’s take a look at some of those good characteristics that Baby Boomers bring to the workplace and what young leaders can learn from them.
It’s no surprise that the election is next week. If you’re feeling stressed, like most Americans, you’ll be encouraged by God’s promises.
Earlier this month, the American Psychological Association reported that 52 percent of American adults surveyed,regardless of political party, are very or somewhat significantly stressed by the 2016 election. The results of the APA survey show that both Republicans and Democrats are equally experiencing anxiety and stress.
There are no political party lines when it comes to being affected by uncertainty and negativity. We are human, and all the ongoing arguments, videos, stories, and images pouring at us online, exacerbated by social media 24/7, triggers anxiety and feelings of anger and helplessness. Therapists even see an increase between couples growing more irritable with each other; fatigue sets in as worries heighten, and division cropping up at work, among family and friends. Election stress hurts all of us.
Do you know if your boss is a great leader? This list sheds light on the kinds of bosses employees enthusiastically follow.
1. They follow leaders who are not afraid to be wrong.
Unforgettable leaders take a stand not because they think they’re always right, and use that to push their weight around, but because they aren’t afraid of being wrong!
This takes a level of rarefied authenticity. The cocky and conceited leader that proclaims his position, and disregards differing opinions or points of view, is a leader that will have few followers, mostly out of intimidation (as was the case of my former executive colleague).
Typically they know they’re right — and they need you to know it too. This type of behavior does not signify confidence; it’s the sign of an intellectual bully.
Unforgettable leaders with loyal followers are secure enough to back down graciously when being proven wrong. To them, it’s more important to find out what is right than being right.
They will also often admit when they’re wrong, make a mistake, or don’t have all the answers. Intellectual bullies? Rarely the case.
On your toes by Seth Godin
Let’s choose to see everyone around us as important. Seth has wise words about showing up and giving others our best.
We can’t be on our toes all the time. It’s too exhausting, and we can’t keep it up.
But what happens if we decide, everyone in this room, right here and right now, at least for a little while, that we’ll act as if it’s the first time, or the last time, or our best shot?