On Christmas day I picked up an old copy of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol sitting on the coffee table at my parent’s house. Throughout the day I stole thirty minutes here or there to read, and ended up consuming the whole thing. I had forgotten how much I enjoy reading Dickens.
We all live in bubbles. The person most blinded to this fact is the one who denies it most adamantly. None of us like to have our bubbles pressed, and certainly we don’t want to see them popped. But we all need to learn to see beyond the spheres that encompass our lives. Here are three lies our bubbles tell us and how we can begin to see beyond them.
How can you lead without a title? That’s the topic I was recently asked to speak on at a leadership event for college and high school students. What does it look like to lead from the middle of the pack?
It’s a rivalry that is as old as the time clock. Who is a harder worker: the morning person or the late night person? Who is more productive: the office grinder or the café dweller?
In Ohio it is illegal to catch a mouse without a hunting license. Why does such a silly law still exist? While most homes aren’t overtaken by rodents, I’m guessing no one is getting a permit to set a mouse trap. Why? It’s a process over product issue, in my opinion.
Recently a friend challenged me to begin writing about the intersection of creativity and leadership. As I originally shared with him, I’m sure my leadership expertise could fill a single blog post, but likely not much more. Now that your expectations have hopefully been adequately lowered, here’s my first (and perhaps only) blog post on “Right-brain” leadership.