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If you search the word “leadership” for books on Amazon, you will be presented with more than 191,000 choices. By any measure, that’s a lot of reading. Who’s buying all these books, and what’s the big deal? Why should we care about this stuff?
I stood in front of the classroom at the Center for Creative Leadership for some 10 years, lecturing to US and international organizational leaders on the impacts of regular exercise and healthy nutrition for improved leadership capabilities.
There’s a lot of talk about the advent of a “knowledge economy” and the demand for “knowledge workers,” but the reality is that a practical system to acquire and apply knowledge has long been essential to achieving one’s personal and professional goals.
Even the most typical of days overflows with prospects and possibilities—people to meet and follow up with, ideas to consider, resources to track down, and places to go. Journaling can be a helpful tool to soak up the day and capture all the ideas, insights, relationships, and next steps that might otherwise swirl down the drain of an overtaxed memory. Read More
Good leaders, managers, and supervisors know that followers need a clear picture of their expectations. Great leaders help their followers gain clarity in understanding the big-picture from understanding the goal to role clarification and beyond.