Category Archives: Leadership

Pat’s POV: The Enemy of Innovation and Creativity

A good post from Pat Lencioni and worth reflecting on… The Enemy of Innovation and Creativity Maybe it was just the kind of kid I was, but I’m guessing that most children are constantly reminded by adults to be more efficient. Maybe not exactly in those words. More likely it comes in the form of […]

Critical Importance of Having the Right People on Your Staff Team

One of the most important elements of a successful organization is the staff team.  You need the right people in the right roles!  We can all relate to stories of hirings gone bad due to the “right fit”.  We also know people we’d like to “clone” because of the way they added value to the […]

Here’s a good old summary of notes I took on a tape by Bill Hybels of Willow Creek Church years ago.  Often times we think of leadership and only think of “visionary” or “charismatic.”  This outlines, however, how different types of leadership are needed and thrive in different situations.  There’s a need at different stages […]

Trees & Teamwork – Leadership Reflection from Maxwell

Here’s a short article from John Maxwell that is a number of years old but has lasting nuggets of wisdom. I think the points that stick out most to me this time around reading it are collaboration and debriefing.  Collaboration is so crucial or else you don’t have buy-in; you don’t have the best ideas; […]

Cozy is the enemy of Action…

Good statement to reflect on from SAMBA (www.SixMonthMBA.com) – Mike Gingerich Cozy is the enemy of action. Waking up in the morning, all snuggled down in the covers, it’s so tempting to never come out of your warm and cozy cocoon. You feel like nothing can get to you there.  All is right with the […]

Top 10 Mistakes Leaders Make

The Top 10 Mistakes Leaders Make is a good read.  It’s been around for a while but I recommend it as a tool to keep you sharp and to help you grow as a leader.  Below is a summary I put together from this book by Hans Finzel.    – Enjoy, Mike Gingerich The Top Ten […]

A good word…We will be mistreated at times, but we have the opportunity to choose our response. The High Road PrincipleBy Dr. John C. Maxwell “It’s nothing personal; it’s just business,” is a commonly heard phrase in the workplace. However, I tend to disagree with anyone who tries to impersonalize business. At its heart, commerce […]