James brings his own take to whether leadership is real or just a clever way of putting a label on some people who happen to be rather talented and particularly lucky. Do you think leadership is a real thing or is it just the way some writers choose to describe people who they think have been unusually successful at doing whatever the writer values? It might go either way. Listen and see what you conclude.
I doubt that many would disagree with the notion that thinking for yourself is definitely the way to go. Given that popular belief, James raises the question asking if thinking for one’s self is a good idea, why do so few people actually do it? If this causes any curiosity, listen to the podcast to hear what else James has to say on the topic.
Is everything under control? Sparky hopes not. Listen to the podcast to find out why.
Are things piling up and its three steps forward and two steps back day after day? Is your to do list getting way to long to ever get done? Well, James has the perfect plan for you. Tune in and have a listen. Your list is just about to get much shorter.
James has an important message for you in this episode of Leadership shop. He says it is time to get down to it. If you aren’t up to it, it may then be time to learn how doing less than necessary is little better than doing nothing.
I don’t often tell you that a particular episode of Leadership Shop is a must listen but this one may very well be. James is talking about change management and comes quickly to the nub of the matter. Change is not optional. The only question is whether or not you are going to play the change game or the game is going to play you, or merely leave you behind.
A quick look at the success literature may give you the impression that making mistakes is the surest path to success. James has an alternative perspective for you in this episode of the Leadership Shop podcast. It is definitely worth a listen and moreover, it is worth well considering the advice James includes. Make mistakes if you cannot avoid them, but never confuse doing it wrong with getting it right, the first time, on time, every time. As someone famous likely said, losing is never as good as winning.
James is back with an important success tip. You know what you did, your experience. Others also know about that or can fairly quickly learn. You also have a good notion about “can,” what you can do. For that, the path to knowing for others is not quite so transparent. James finishes with a short quiz that helps you get a handle on the “can” side of the did/can coin.
James has a definite winner for us in this episode of Leadership Shop. He points out that always being successful is not very likely for any of us. At the same time, failure is not something we will find particularly terrific, although it is not altogether avoidable. The key is in finding a place where we can deal with both, always focusing on sticking to the path to success. Sure, it’s not simple and even harder to figure out. Listen to the podcast. James does a much better job than I do with explaining the convergence of failure and success.
James brings you an old story well worth remembering. Are you moving up the org chart or perhaps you only would like to move up the chart. You may think you will move based on being qualified for the next rung up. Silly you. That’s not the way it works. Tune in and James will fill you in on how it really works.
James brings us some timely advice just right for getting on with getting on today. We all know about luck and even dumb luck. James lets us know about Smart Luck, the luckiest luck of all.
How do you feel about another episode of Leadership Shop? Does it cause you to shake with fear? Are you way too reluctant to jump in and have a listen? Well, James says that you best tune in. He understands your issue and has the solution just for you.
Are there many, if any leaders in your life? In fact, do you know of a leader, whether in your life or not? Since we tend to think that whatever famous people say is true, we might all do well to listen to what James has to share with us about the pronouncement of one famous person about leaders and leadership. Sometimes, being famous does not necessarily make one profound.
James is here to assure you that enthusiasm is the key to getting fired as well as to avoiding the employment ax. It’s your choice and your opportunity. Which will it be?