I love and appreciate my friends. Perhaps it was me being an only child that caused me to endear friends the way I do. It may also be that I have experienced deep friendships and lots of grace within these relationships. As I continue to teach about relationship before transaction I am reminded that the goal of these relationships is really friendship – the ability to be real with people. I have been thinking about this for some time when I came upon this quote.
Every single human has some percentage of introversion in them. For those who are more than 50% here are some helpful ideas for you as you lead…
Opportunity is such a great word, isn’t it? I love it. I find that the word lives in my mind as I think about any number of future ideas. I have also found that it is a dangerous word because the fixation on the opportunity can blindly focus your attention on one thing while not taking care of other things. [...]
This post is an excerpt from the start of Chapter 8 from Leadership is Dead: How Influence is Reviving It. You can download the complete chapter here. True influence is the everyday commerce of leadership. Once you get out of the transactional loop, you are free to enjoy the relationships of life that come with influence. Relationships then become the [...]