Thought I would share
a tidbit from the 2nd edition of 'Legacy of Leadership,' Strive for significance - lead on purpose!
My view is that
we each have personal leadership and responsibility
for our lives, our actions, and our decisions. That personal
leadership may extend to volunteer or paid leadership. Our
success or significance as a leader
is based on taking 100% responsibility for what happens
in our lives and as a result of our choices.
review or check-up
Reflect on these probing
questions around your leadership role, responsibility, and skills.
Briefly record your thoughts. Being honest in recognizing your
strengths and focused areas of growth is one of the characteristics
of the top level leaders. Asking for help or getting coaching is
another success characteristic.
- What is your personal vision for
your leadership role?
- What are your specific areas of
- What strengths and skills do you
bring to the role?
- What leadership areas do you
need help in developing?
- Where do you need to draw on the
skills of your fellow leaders or employees?
- Perhaps engage a leadership or
team development coach.
I also shared this
piece about Teamwork. As leaders, what we are looking
for is team effectiveness. Sure we want our
teams to work together and hopefully they will get along,
too. But the bottom line is we need for them to be effective
in their individual efforts (as a part of the team) and
move ahead in the desired direction. That is where we, as
such an important role.
Team work doesn't work!
Teamwork usually FAILS because most
organizations use committees, not teams, and don't realize the
difference. Lead on purpose - strive for
significance vs. simply seeking success. What can you do,
as the leader, to help your teams grow together and hone their
individual skills? Each team member has different drives, dreams,
and challenges. Your role is to help them
Bob 'Idea Man'
Here is the new book
cover... designed by our amazingly creative friend, Kat Doell... www.phat-kat.com I got the galley proof today;
looks good so will be ordering tomorrow. (Not an April fools...
it looks great!)
The website for the
book is live now. We still have to set up so folks can order
copies, but it is live as today (Monday April 1st) http://www.legacyofleadership.ca
Got to stay home this
month other than a trip to visit CAPS Calgary where my friends
Jim and Naomi Rhode were speaking. This was good. We got
lots of winter (snow) to make up for our 'lack' in earlier months.
Finally made the move to start the revamp and update for
'Legacy of Leadership'
last month. Lots of work in rethinking and rewriting this publication.
Great to see it today!
I'll be in Burlington,
ON April 19-21st spending the weekend with my Toastmasters
family from D86.
They're working me
hard though - 2 presentations on the Friday, one breakout general
session on Saturday and the closing keynote on Sunday. And,
I love it. Being able to give back to my Toastmasters
friends and family is my privilege. This is where I got my start
and built my foundation for the speaking journey I have now
been on (as of April) for 22 years.
(Monday night) with 3 galley proofs. Tomorrow we send in the
I'm also doing a program
on leading for multiple generations for the Stony
Plain & District Chamber of Commerce
on April 24th. I will be at their job fair following my presentation.
Next month with our
May 2013 issue we move into our 9th year
of Ideas @ Work! What an amazing journey we've had;
and so many of you have been there with us. Thanks for your
encouragement and support.
Leadership, Strive for significance
- Lead on purpose! is ready for
publication. Hopefully it will at the printers about the time
your read this. I originally wrote it as an e-book in 2006
and decided to update, re-edit, and convert it to a print
book this year. The galley proof looks great with a vibrant
cover new design.
doing two more Speaking for Success Boot Camps this
- Also doing a special
one here in Edmonton on Sat. June 1st to support Kiva, a micro
lending program our friend Dianna Bowes supports.
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Spring is coming, really!
This was taken a week ago. I can almost see the pond with
2 feet of snow. Today, still lots of snow, but lots of wet
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is our last issue of Volume 8. Our May issue will
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of Leadership - 2nd Edition is off to the printer
and will be launched in Burlington while speaking
to D86 about leadership.
another birthday on the 18th. One year closer to the
big gov't paycheck. :)
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