Most important by far is that you be able to care about others’ success more than your own. Everyone around you needs to ultimately become better than you. That’s how you lead. The light is in front of you and you take them to the light and then go back. If all the people around … Read more »
I recently read D. Michael Abrashoff’s It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy, and I found it a very enjoyable read. I’d highly recommend it for anyone, but especially those in leadership positions. Abrashoff walks us through 11 fundamentals of leadership he used to turn the USS Benfold around … Read more »
We’ve been told our whole lives that life is hard, but it’s not. Life is incredibly easy if you skate by. Living, truly living — chasing a dream and truly living — is hard. Living is a bitch. The wealthiest place on the planet isn’t in the far east where there’s oil in the ground, … Read more »
Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers — and as a counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling.