I don’t know about you, but one of the most difficult challenges I face on Monday mornings is what challenge do I tackle first. I am convinced that if we could remain focused on our most strategic and profitable opportunities for the first 3 days of the week, it would transform our life and business. Here are some things I do passionately on Monday that have served me well. Tell me what works for you.
Amidst the chaos and busyness of this time of year it is important to slow down long enough to do a little reflecting. Out of those moments of reflection allow me to offer the following random thoughts.
Words mean things. At least they did prior to the advent of the current “post-truth” era wherein sophisticated tactics of deception have become a fashionable way of life. The degree to which political, business, and, yes, even contemporary religious leaders have manipulated words to shape public opinion and influence constituents is, indeed, alarming. But what exactly is “post-truth,” and how can leaders avoid the hazards of its persuasive lure?
If a leader is somebody that has followers, then the obvious question is; how do you get followers? Last week I had the thrill of advancing this specific conversation to a group of leaders in the insurance and financial services industry. This is a topic that has fascinated me since childhood. If people like Charles Manson and Jim Jones can lead followers into insane behaviors, why can’t entrepreneurs lead their followers to the land of healthy performance?