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Six Leadership Obstacles to Team Success

Leading with Honor® - Leadership Lessons Learned

pilot plane

By Lee Ellis

The plane had drifted off course by 200 miles, but the pilot didn’t know how it got there! He started out with the proper heading and course, and began the journey confident that he was ready to fly. Now he’s thinking, “If only I had a co-pilot or voice guidance system alerting me along the way, I would’ve saved a lot of time and fuel (money).”

For many leaders, this scenario makes perfect sense, yet the need for an accountability culture at work is not always accepted. We want the positive elements of success—achievement, notoriety, money, and excellence for clients and customers. But we’re unwilling to do the right things to get there. <<Tweet This>>

Fearing the Accountability Solution

Our society seems to be somewhat schizophrenic about accountability. We hear passionate complaints about the lack of accountability across the spectrum—from the government, politics, education, and…

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The Buy In

Deliberate Development

all inDuring the NBA playoffs I watch as all the teams have their own mantra for success, one that stands out to me is the Cleveland Cavaliers mantra “All In” the mantra is indicative of the players and coaches idea to be a collective unit striving for one goal. That sounds great, but how is that functional?

One of the things I used to hate during my time in the military is when my leader would say mission first or focus on the mission. And while I hated it, when I became a leader myself I began to understand it. But what I really began to understand was the importance of the “buy-in” is getting every member of the team to “buy-in” to the team’s goal and vision. Often we think that the “buy-in” starts at the top tier of leadership and while that is partially true I think the most…

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Six Leadership Obstacles to Team Success

Leading with Honor® - Leadership Lessons Learned

pilot plane

By Lee Ellis

The plane had drifted off course by 200 miles, but the pilot didn’t know how it got there! He started out with the proper heading and course, and began the journey confident that he was ready to fly. Now he’s thinking, “If only I had a co-pilot or voice guidance system alerting me along the way, I would’ve saved a lot of time and fuel (money).”

For many leaders, this scenario makes perfect sense, yet the need for an accountability culture at work is not always accepted. We want the positive elements of success—achievement, notoriety, money, and excellence for clients and customers. But we’re unwilling to do the right things to get there. <<Tweet This>>

Fearing the Accountability Solution

Our society seems to be somewhat schizophrenic about accountability. We hear passionate complaints about the lack of accountability across the spectrum—from the government, politics, education, and…

View original post 788 more words

Six Leadership Obstacles to Team Success

Leading with Honor® - Leadership Lessons Learned

pilot plane

By Lee Ellis

The plane had drifted off course by 200 miles, but the pilot didn’t know how it got there! He started out with the proper heading and course, and began the journey confident that he was ready to fly. Now he’s thinking, “If only I had a co-pilot or voice guidance system alerting me along the way, I would’ve saved a lot of time and fuel (money).”

For many leaders, this scenario makes perfect sense, yet the need for an accountability culture at work is not always accepted. We want the positive elements of success—achievement, notoriety, money, and excellence for clients and customers. But we’re unwilling to do the right things to get there. <<Tweet This>>

Fearing the Accountability Solution

Our society seems to be somewhat schizophrenic about accountability. We hear passionate complaints about the lack of accountability across the spectrum—from the government, politics, education, and…

View original post 788 more words

6 Questions to Develop Perspective

LeadStrategic

2016-05-18

Perspective is a tricky thing. Did you know that in the last 3,000 years, some have calculated that there have only been 240 years of peace throughout the civilized world? How about this: Sunglasses were invented by the Chinese but not to block the sun. They were used by judges in courtrooms to hide their emotions. And a sad irony is that on the night of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, he signed the Secret Service into existence.

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the inner light…

Known is a drop, Unknown is an Ocean

inner light...

Only the inner light can dispel the outer darkness; each individual consequently lives in a world radiant either with the sunshine of his own soul or obscured and clouded by the ignorance within him. The internal light is the eternal light, whereas such illumination as comes from without is illusionary and corporeal…

~ Manly P. Hall: The All Seeing Eye 1930 to 1931

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Choices

Discover Your Own Truth

Choices

Making right choices at the right time sometimes make all the difference between being a pearl or simply a drop in the ocean.

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