johnrodgers


The Servant Leader

August 14, 2018
The Servant Leader

Tweet Time management and our vision often exist in a state of conflict. What gets me in trouble is when I use my time to drive my wants, at times at the expense of others. I find it interesting how what I choose to do or not to do illustrates my priorities and ultimately...
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The Servant Leader

July 26, 2018
The Servant Leader

Tweet Motivation: Getting others to move in a direction that is a win for them, for you, and for the organization. But who motivates the motivator? The answer is that true motivation must come from within. Five tips to stimulate motivation within others: Talk about their benefits.  What’s in it for them? Explain “why”...
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The Servant Leader

July 3, 2018
The Servant Leader

Tweet This week I was in a meeting with the CEO of a company and his purchasing manager. When responding to a query, the CEO stated, “I am not sure I understand.” The purchasing manager replied, “I understand and that’s why you have me.” This is not a recommended method of becoming a trusted...
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The Servant Leader

June 1, 2018
The Servant Leader

Tweet “Everyone is going to draw lines for you, especially when they think you should have achieved something or proved something or become something by a specific time. But it’s your job to reimagine these lines — to cross them, to jump them, and in some cases to ignore them altogether.” Academy Award-winning actor...
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The Servant Leader

May 14, 2018
The Servant Leader

Tweet This week I was visiting with a company whose third-generation leaders aspire to increase employee engagement by developing the leadership skills of their 70+ mid-level leaders. With that context, I was asking workplace culture questions to better understand where they had been and what might be challenging in their future. During the discussion,...
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The Servant Leader

March 30, 2018
The Servant Leader

Tweet Have you ever faced impossible odds? Not just something difficult, but something so incredibly challenging that even those closest to you and most supportive of you were shaking their heads and didn’t believe what you were trying to accomplish was possible? Perhaps they even tried to talk you out of attempting it for...
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The Servant Leader

March 16, 2018
The Servant Leader

Tweet I was sad to hear of the passing of Roger Bannister on March 3. Bannister was one of my heroes who gave me an understanding of a breakthrough early in my life and career. As most know, he was the first person to run a mile in under 4 minutes when he clocked...
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The Servant Leader

February 28, 2018
The Servant Leader

Tweet   If you are like me, you do not go looking for feedback. Often it feels awkward and points to our leadership blind spots or skill gaps. Since we don’t necessarily like change, it’s natural to resist. This awkwardness can make it uncomfortable to give or receive feedback, so the usual fallback position...
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The Servant Leader

January 29, 2018
The Servant Leader

Tweet I’m working this week with an executive who must embrace change. In fact, his life just might depend on it. Having a heart attack three weeks ago probably is as good a reason as any to think about making changes in one’s life and work. For most of us, however, it’s simply not...
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The Servant Leader

January 22, 2018
The Servant Leader

Tweet Time out! Do you have followers? Do you have the right followers? What I mean is followers who make a difference to your organization, to the communities in which they belong, and to the families in which they live. Almost 30 years ago as a young sales representative for Dale Carnegie, an owner...
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