Archive for the ‘Remarkable Leadership’ Category

An Important Project Management Question

October 13, 2008

Here’s the question:

Are you managing your projects, or are your projects managing you?

This question is much more than a play on words or a time management query.

The question is about planning and focus. It is a question which begs us to put our projects in the proper big picture perspective.

Perhaps most of all this question encourages you to think about whether you are proactive or reactive.

While I could write much about these answers, it is the questions and how you answer them that are most important. Your answers will have a significant impact on your levels of stress and success.

If your answers show you that you could use some guidance, consider signing up for my next teleseminar -Remarkable Leaders Manage Remarkable Projects. This teleseminar is just one small part of the Remarkable Leadership Learning System.

Lessons on Powerful Communications from Presidential Campaign

October 7, 2008

As our election grows ever closer, I continue to watch the candidates, watching for lessons that we can apply as leaders everyday. In conversations recently with friends and colleagues I have mentioned that I believe both candidates would be better served by talking straight, even if it means acknowledging the similarities between their positions.

While we as leaders don’t find ourselves under the intense scrutiny of millions, I believe the same is true for us.

Talk to people. Tell them what you are thinking. Tell them if you aren’t sure on something. Tell them the future is complex. Let them know that you care. Acknowledge other opinions. Create opportunities for understanding.

I believe that if one of the candidates would really do this, they would gain many votes. Much more importantly for all of us as leaders is that we can and must do this.

Talking straight builds trust, confidence and understanding. We do not need to talk only in sound bites – we can explain things clearly. Talking straight – honestly and authentically is one way to communicate more powerfully.

And communicating powerfully is a hallmark skill of Remarkable Leaders.

Why Remarkable Leadership Matters

September 15, 2008

I was fortunate to be a guest on Nan Russell’s Work Matters radio show recently. That show is now available online to listen or download as a podcast.

My interview begins about half way through the show, and I believe, is one of the best I have given to date on leadership, learning what it means to be a Remarkable Leader.

I hope you will listen, and share it with others.

Everyone’s a Leader!

September 5, 2008

That was the message of the short keynote I gave last week to Rainmakers, a fast growing, difference making business networking organization in Indianapolis last week. My goal was convince them that everyone is a leader, and that we can all become Remarkable leaders too.

They’ve posted the full video of that keynote here.

I hope you will take a look and share it with your colleagues and fellow leaders.

(If you’d like me speak to your organization or have us deliver customized training for you – contact us here.)

Buying Your Copy of Remarkable Leadership

March 28, 2008

If you haven’tyet purchased your copy of Remarkable Leadership, now is the time!  Amazon has the book on sale at over 50% (at the time of this writing).

Buy it today and send me a note with your mailing address and I’ll send you a signed bookplate and a I am Remarkable! wristband.