As a leader, it is challenging to carve out time to get any solo work done or even gather your thoughts. We spend a lot of time in meetings and planning how we’re going to spend our work time to accomplish objectives. There are larger group meetings, one-on-one’s with team members, conference calls, personal e-mail … Continue reading Tools for Awakening: How do you use your solo time?
Two weeks ago, I saw Vincente Fox speak about qualities of strong modern leaders. He mentioned many qualities but two that he mentioned seemed very conflicting, until I listened and thought about it more.
“An Awake leader can zoom in to understand detail and zoom out to see the big picture impacts.” – Awake Leadership
This week I am offering Awake Leadership quantity pricing at the LLamasoft SummerCon conference and later this summer my e-store with quantity pricing will go live. This pricing is perfect for organizations purchasing copies of Awake Leadership for multiple leaders. How It Works: The price of a single book is the same as through Amazon.com … Continue reading Awake Leadership for All
Visualization : a representation of an object, mental image, situation, or set of information as a physical chart or other image. Do you ever find it difficult to communicate the status of a project, educate your team members on the context of the organization, or describe how a specific system or process works? In our … Continue reading Three Ways to Use Interactive Visualizations for Collaborating with Your Team
I am excited to announce that I will be attending LLamasoft’s SummerCon in Detroit, June 14th through 16th, and hosting an Awake Leadership Book Signing and Meet & Greet! LLamasoft provides software tools and resources for designing and improving supply chains. Their core product, Supply Chain Guru, is a tool for modeling and optimizing supply … Continue reading Awake Leadership at SummerCon 2017: Run Faster and Happier With Your Herd!
A guidebook is an awesome interactive tool for learning new skills and gaining inspiration for your work and your team. However, leaders in dynamic, fast-paced organizations have to carefully budget their time and finding time to start reading and implementing something new can seem challenging. Our time is so important. How do we decide whether … Continue reading Work through a Guidebook with Ease and Enthusiasm
Flipping through my notebooks this week, I came across a quote I wrote down last year that resonated with me as a leader and team member: “You must know “why” before you can know “how,” but as you are learning the “whys”, you must constantly practice the “hows.” – Steven Stipelman This quote is from … Continue reading Learning the Deeper Whys Through the How
One definition of a system is… A set of components organized and connected in an intentional way to achieve an objective. Using this definition, systems can be products, services, or methods we use in our lives to serve a purpose. When you think about systems that have scaled to serve millions of people, what products or … Continue reading Simplifying to Scale: 5 Attributes of Scalable Systems
As leaders, we know that consistency is important. There are tasks we need to do each day, each week, each month, each quarter, or each year on a continuous basis to achieve ongoing team responsibilities as well as develop our own skills and experience. When we have a project, we need to work toward the … Continue reading Awake Leadership: Get Enthusiastic about Consistency