What does a 93-year-old professor have to say about lifelong growth? He calls it "Leading from the Helm".
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We’re all busy. But busyness comes in many forms. And most of us know that busyness is not necessarily synonymous with producing the results we really want.
When mapping out my plans for each day, I ask myself “Does this project or activity really matter? Does it advance any cause that I value? Does it get me closer to any of the goals or outcomes that I’m seeking?” If the answer is no, I move on. But here’s a catch. I sometimes make things more complicated than they need to be.
The term “working mother” is not only careless language, it’s potentially insulting. After all, what mother doesn’t work? Okay, I got that off my chest. Now let’s consider some issues with moms who, in addition to their at-home parenting roles, are stars in the workplace executive suites.
It’s not that I enjoy lemonade all that much. Nope, I love lemonade stands because of the very basic but real business principles the operators are learning. In fact, these critical lessons are so valuable that I have a name for them. I call them the GEM model. If you are in business or even contemplating it, you need to review them.
Many unspoken rules may be innocuous, while others may smack of unconscious bias or other blind spots that can impact performance. Identifying such blind spots is an important step in working within any organization’s culture. But because they are unofficial and unpublished, you sometimes have to search for them.