Crafting a compelling vision is the sine qua non of effective leadership. Interestingly, most people struggle with this. “Creating a vision” might sound quite daunting, but the reality is that just about anyone can create a good vision. Danielle Harlan, in her latest leadership book “The New Alpha” shares six easy-peasy steps on crafting a compelling vision for your organization.
Step 1. Identify the Scope of Your Vision
Whom is the vision for? Is it for your entire organization or a team that you lead, or are you crafting a vision for your particular ...
On February 5th, I did the impossible, the inconceivable, the extraordinary. I completed my first half-marathon race. Until a few months ago, never have I ran more than 3 miles in my life. Running this 13.1-mile race with over 15,000 people at Huntington Beach was truly an exhilarating experience!
I spent most the day tied to bed. Nobody told me that my entire lower body would feel like it's paralyzed after completing the half-marathon. My legs are in so much pain I literally can't walk. This gave me ample time to reflect over my marathon experience. Here are ...
Imagine that Jesus had the chance to take a modern personality inventory. What would the results look like? It's a fascinating question.
In fact, I always wondered what would be the personality of Jesus Christ? I mean, what was he really like as a son, neighbor, friend, and teacher? As Christmas is almost just around the corner, I am reminded of the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. After all, He's the reason for the season.
The four Gospels show us a clear picture of how he acted and reacted in a number of different situations. As a MBTI aficio...
In John Maxwell's "Winning with People," he says good relationships are the foundation for achievement. Relationships are more than just the icing on the cake in life: They are the cake - the very substance we need to live successful and fulfilling lives. One of the key skills leaders need to learn is how to build trust. Maxwell shares five key principles that will help you improve your trust-ability with your direct reports, colleagues, and bosses.
The Bedrock Principle
Developing trust is like constructing a building. It takes time, and it must be done one piece at ...
I believe every leader should have a platform. One of the best ways to build a compelling platform is blogging. I started my blogging five years ago and it has turned into a ministry to influence leaders. Blogging has became an integral part of living out my calling. I have now over 100,000+ visitors consistently reading my content on a monthly basis. This has created an incredible opportunity to not only serve but also coach others to build their platform. In Platform, Michael Hyatt offers ten idea starters for creating your next blog posts. If you're a a new time blogger ...
Jeffrey Gitomer is a world-renowned connector. His book “Little Black Book of Connections” was a fun read. To see the full list of strategies for connecting, get a copy of his book here. It’ll be worth it!
Gitomer breaks down simple strategies and steps on how to make connections in a better, more powerful way. The only thing is you have to implement them.
1. Be friendly first, and everything else falls into place.
Friendly breeds likability and trust. People do business with people they like and people they trust. The twin of friendly is smiley. People who ...
I'm an avid reader. I read about 60~70 books a year. Had I purchased every single book, it would cost me roughly around $1,300/ year. If I keep up with this pace for the next ten years, I'd spend a whopping $13,000. As a life-long learner, I find this investment thoroughly worthwhile. At the same time, I definitely don't mind reading books for free - especially if I'm directly or undirectly promoting the book. That just means, I can redirect that money on other self-development opportunities.
Let me share with you a simple and proven template and formula I've used ...
I never believed this day would come so fast. I turned 30 years old today.
I can't help but ponder the significance of age 30. In the Bible, the number 30 can symbolize dedication to a particular task or calling. In Old Testament, priests were dedicated to serve at 30, in part because it was the age when a person reached both physical and mental maturity and could therefore handle major responsibilities. John the Baptist was age 30 when he came out from the wilderness to pave the way for the Messiah. Jesus officially began his public ministry at 30.
So, here's my 30 ...
This is guest post by Daniel Im. Daniel serves as the Director of Church Multiplication for New Churches and LifeWay Christian Resources. He is a Teaching Pastor at The Fellowship, a multi-site church in Nashville. He's the co-author of Planting Missional Churches: Your Guide to Starting Churches that Multiply with Ed Stetzer. Daniel has a M.A. in Global Leadership and have served and pastored in church plants and multisite churches ranging from 100 people to 50,000 people in Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal, Korea, Edmonton, and Nashville. You can connect with him at www.d...
Every morning, Marshall Goldsmith, the world’s number one executive coach, gets a call from the same women. She sits pretty quiet – she’s there to listen as Goldsmith reads off a list of 32 questions and she answers with either a yes or no or a number between 1 to 10.
In the evening, Goldsmith pays an associate to call him and ask a series of questions that force him to recap whether he has been true to his behavioral goals through the day’s events.
The beauty with this process is that it ensures accountability.
Goldsmith says there’s one overarching ...