Logic Makes You Think but Emotions Make You Act

Family man

Logic makes you think; emotion makes you act. I’m not sure who first said this, but I heard it recently in the context of improving presentation skills. As I often do, I thought about the truth of this statement in the context of improving leadership skills. “But there’s no place for emotion in business!” you might protest. Oh contraire, mon ami! As a leader, a big part of what you do is influencing people to perform and produce; to get the … Read more

Leaders: Want to Have a Great Year? Plan for It

Note writing

After returning from a trip recently I found myself inexplicably stressed. I tried to figure out what worry was niggling at the back of my mind. Why should I worry? I had just received word that several proposals had been accepted by clients and that should be cause for elation rather than angst. As usual, when I have a knotty problem to unravel, I grabbed a pen and paper and started making a list of all the completing priorities I had to … Read more

Leadership Lessons from Santa

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Tis the season ... for running around, shopping, and scurrying to get to holiday parties, that is. I thought it might be appropriate to take a look at some leadership lessons that we might glean from Jolly Old Saint Nick. After all, he seems to have it going on and I figure we could learn a lot from the Fat Man! Here are a couple of Santa's most effective leadership practices that I picked up on. Santa makes a list and checks it twice. He … Read more