The Frustration Factor: It’s Always About Me

Ray Vinham stands up to a light round of applause and delivers his campaign speech to the Westover Leadership Coalition. It is the evening he has waited for since the day he joined the civic group. From that first meeting, he had known that his being president was critical if the club were to get […]

True North

George, Bill with Peter Sims. True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007. True North is the internal compass that guides you successfully through life. It represents who you are as a human being at your deepest level. It is your orienting point–your fixed point in a spinning world–that helps you stay on […]

Starving Children … On Purpose

First, dieting is never a good idea for your child under twelve or thirteen, unless directly supervised by a physician. Even a day or so of eating little to nothing is dangerous for pre- adolescent children. While your child’s food is severely restricted, he does not grow. Even worse, he may never make up for […]

Ecological Human Services Management: Internal Transactions

The following Internal Transactions activity is adapted from Leadership In Child Protection; Schneider, Crow, & Burtnett, 2000, page 56-57 and is one you may want to add to your management tools when working with employees and especially when working with Leadership Team members. It is a quick way of assessing the quality of employees’ interactions […]

On Leadership

Gardner, John W. On Leadership. First Free Press Paperback Edition. New York: The Free Press, 1993. Leadership is the process of persuasion or example by which an individual induces a group to pursue objectives held by the leader or shared by the leader and his or her followers. In any established group, individuals fill different […]

Simon On Success: The Full Story

You have been experiencing Simon’s guidance on success a bit here and a piece there. Simon does not think that is the best way to learn and grow from his tutoring. He has thus insisted that I share the full story with you in this episode of the Audio Tidbits Podcast. I am certainly not […]

Aliens: The Clock Is Ticking

Greetings Earth Humans, We have again captured this broadcast source to bring an important message to you from the High Council back on our home planet. This message is for all Earth humans but we have been instructed to focus it particularly for the humans of the America Pod. The High Council is worried and […]

A Failure of Nerve

Friedman, Edwin H. A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix. New York: Seabury Books, 2007. The more my perspective broadened, the more confirmed I became in my view that contemporary leadership dilemmas have less to do with the specificity of given problems, the nature of a particular technique, or the […]

Robert K. Greenleaf

Frick, Don M, foreword by Peter M. Senge, & afterword by Larry C. Spears. Robert K. Greenleaf: A Life of Servant Leadership. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2004. Becoming a human being, and preparing a foundation for leadership, starts with developing the capacity to see what we have not seen before. If this capacity is […]

Will You Take Your Turn At Success?

If you’re sure that you will take your turn at success, our old friend Simon has a couple of important tips for you. Please listen. DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS