Tag: Morale

Leading on the Right Track…

Will Rogers once said, “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”

Some people are on the wrong track, and whether they sit still or move in the same direction, if it is the wrong track there are consequences.

The implication involves movement and an intentional movement in the right direction.

Sitting still assures destruction, which is not an option.

Even if we are on the right track, immobility creates a negative impact on the morale of others.

Think about how this powerful thought impacts your leadership.

What’s Missing in Leadership?

Mike Maddock, a writer for Forbes online, claims, “Great leaders are open to the fact (and it is a fact) that they are missing something.”

What is missing can range from the most simple of ideas to the most complex of leadership teams.

Let’s start with humility, the kind of humility great leaders need in their leadership.

When humility is part of the equation of leadership, along with an openness to the possibilities, then people follow.

A sense of creativity, innovation, and motivation will provide a stronger morale in achieving short and long-term goals.

We cannot underestimate the power of humility in leadership.

Deep Cleaning…

After years of accumulating stuff, there is often a need for deep cleaning. A few trips to a dumpster, a bottle of cleaner, and a few hours of time creates a healthier environment. 

Lessons related to leadership underlie this need.

1) Perception is reality. Consider the perception others have about who we are by the way our home and work area looks. Is it sloppy or neat? Lazy or diligent? Indifferent or serious?

2) Appearance communicates volumes. As difficult as it is to consider, the appearance of our home and work environment communicates priorities, time management, and professionalism.

3) Organization increases morale. Knowing our home and work space is cleaner and organized makes it more exciting to be there. Productivity and influence rise.

With a little deep cleaning, we might find a healthier leadership.