The Art of Self Leadership
Online Posting Begins on the Following Dates
Fall 2013-Spring 2014 Schedule
The Iceberg: September 26, 2013
The iceberg represents your leadership. The 10% above the water is your skill. The 90% below the water is your character. It's what's below the surface that sinks the ship.
The Starving Baker: October 3, 2013
This is a common hazard for leaders. It's the baker who spends so much time baking bread for others he forgets to eat and starves himself. Leaders must feed themselves for personal growth.
The Golden Buddha: October 10, 2013
Leaders cannot perform well if they fail to see the gold inside of them. Good leaders take personal inventory of their natural abilities. This shapes their self-image and consequently, their results.
Thermostat vs Thermometer: October 17, 2013
People are either thermometers or thermostats. They will merely reflect the climate around them or they will set it. Leaders develop values and principles to live by and set the tone for others.
The Fun House Mirror: October 24, 2013
Carnivals often have mirrors that distort how we really look. Poor leaders do this, pretending, or posing to be better than they really are. Our character is the true reflection of who we are.
The Oversized Gift: October 31, 2013
Leaders are often gifted. They can begin to depend on their natural talents (gifts) for success, to the neglect of their character. Leaders sabotage themselves when their gift is bigger than they are.
Personal Laptop: November 7, 2013
Our minds work like a computer. They only spit out the data they have been fed. Garbage in, garbage out. Leaders are disciplined about what they invest in their mind and heart.
Pop Quiz: January 30, 2014
Leaders experience tests as they mature. These tests range from motive checks, to authority tests, to integrity checks. They reveal the leader's potential and maturity and are a pathway to progress.
Emotional Fuel: February6, 2014
A leader's future is shaped by the people closest to him or her. A leader's personal network is one's emotional fuel: his models, heroes, mentors, inner-circle, and accountability partners.
Opportunity Statue: February 13, 2014
Leaders manage opportunities. Everyone has 86,400 seconds each day to use or abuse. Opportunity is a statue with hair in front, but bald in the back-you can't grab it once it is gone.
Discipline Bridge: February 20, 2014
Leaders don't build character without crossing the bridge of discipline. Personal discipline is like a bridge that crosses from where you are to where you want to be. It gets you where you
want to go.
The Half-Hearted Fighter Pilot: February 27, 2014
Fighter pilots are only useful if they are committed to their mission. Leaders are the same way. You cannot have involvement without commitment and be effective. It goes with the territory.
Drivers vs. Passengers: March 6, 2014
When life goes bad, people tend to blame someone else for their problems. They act like passengers. Leaders realize they are drivers and are responsible for their attitudes and destination in life.