5 for Leadership-March 19th


Sandy Horvath-Dori on Flickr

Here is a new 5 for Leadership for the end of Spring Break in Texas. There is something here for you that will enhance your leadership.

Confessions of a Middle-Aged White Woman: 5 Leadership Lessons on the Way to Diversity

My friend Cas Monaco has written an excellent piece on this important and timely topic. This is a must read for any majority culture leader.

The Importance of Care in Leadership

“There’s an old line about every journey, even the ones of thousands of miles, beginning with a single step. Leadership, as a concept, really isn’t any different. It all begins from a single place — but oftentimes, getting to that initial step can be hard for many leaders.” This is a quality post from Marc Smith Sacks.

Out of Africa (And Four Lessons I Learned)

Kurt Bubna shares four great principles from his cross-cultural experience. There are principles here beyond Africa and another culture–there are some valuable principles for leadership and life.

100 Ways You Can Express Love as a Leader

“Many people believe that love doesn’t belong in business or leadership. But I have found that when leaders love their people, their people love them back. They remain loyal, they respect each other, they trust each other. It is the kindness you show and the appreciation you express that lets people know you value them.” This comes from Lolly Daskal.

The Secrets of Compassion for Leaders

“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” Lao Tzu

“Today’s challenge: Be passionate about compassionate leadership. Compassion doesn’t ignore problems. It isn’t neglecting results or sacrificing forward movement. But leadership without compassion is tyranny.” The final post is by Dan Rockwell.




A Loving Comparison

My daughter just posted a comparison between our golden retriever, Taffy, and my son, Davis, on Facebook. I have to say-its pretty accurate-read and enjoy.

My observations on the family dog and brother…

1. They both beg for food constantly
2. They both yawn noisily
3. They can’t walk in a straight line
4. They can’t be alone for more than 5 minutes without becoming emotionally empty
5. When Taffy is content, she chews on her bone, when davis is content, he hums
6. They are frisky when it is cold outside
7. They both fall asleep quickly
8. They are always hungry
9. They love to be active, but can also be total couch potatoes
10. They love to be the center of attention
11. They are both “touchy-feely”
12. They both aren’t very patient when they know something good is about to happen: going on a walk, playing soccer, etc..
13. They are good gift receivers!
14. and i love them very much!