Leadership Rubric: Batons

Leadership in the past, has been defined in a myriad of ways: organizational, tactical, technical, executive and managerial. It has been used to describe the 360-degree leader, the 180-degree leader, the empty leader or the forward leader. They now come in every flavor, size and color. The Leadership Baton may very well be one of the most important rubrics of …

Leadership Rubric: The Last 10%

Leadership in the past, has been defined in a myriad of ways: organizational, tactical, technical, executive and managerial. It has been used to describe the 360-degree leader, the 180-degree leader, the empty leader or the forward leader. They now come in every flavor, size and color. But what’s the bottom line of that which defines a leader? What is the …

Where Have All The Leaders Gone?

It’s haunted us for years, and still they are hard to find. Is there a convincing, foolproof way to locate new leaders? The future Billy Grahams, Franklin Delanore Roosevelts, the John Wesleys, the Joan of Arks? Are they made or born? Do you take the ones who apply as free agents or do you only recruit them? Are they found …

Come Back Tomorrow: A Call for More Leaders

Last night I had a poignant dream of a man and his family who ran a small farm. In this dream, people were receiving various dairy products: One would get a gallon of milk, another a gallon of skim, then another cheese, others eggs or buttermilk. One lady came up and asked for something they did not have, and the …

Leadership That Lasts

The differences between successful people and unsuccessful people are very small; but that which is very small is very big! Some lead in order to gain the position of a leader. Others lead because they want to influence people for their good. Some leaders love people so they live to make their lives easier for them. Others love the potential …