Over these past six months, I have written about leadership and the opportunities that the pandemic and economic challenges have presented to us. While we’re still not out of the woods yet, I think most of us are seeing a path forward today.
There are two things that we know are true. First, whatever we think is our path today will continuously change over time as we’re exposed to fresh information. The second is that our current situation will not be our last in our lives, just the one that we get to experience today
We’ve written about Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, and others who are true leaders and heroes. Each offered many lessons – but they all had two in common. The first is to learn from wherever you can and then make the best-informed decisions. The second, and more important, is to have the courage to act on those decisions. Many people like to tell us what to do, but real leaders show us what to do.
“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”
– Ruth Bader Ginsburg
This week I wanted to share an installment from a Motivational Blog that I get every Monday from John O’Leary. You may recognize the name – I’ve referenced his writing in the past.
He has a remarkable story that continuously helps me realign my baseline when things get tough and that helps me to refocus on what real success is. This week’s blog focused on moving out of “group think” and resetting “normal” based on facts – a good lesson for all leaders.
One of the joys we have in being the authors of our mobilePLUS software solution is the impact it has with customers. Providing them better information for their decisions helps them grow in their position of leadership. We appreciate our role in providing information that enables them to make the best decisions possible.
When I left college many moons ago, I thought I’d learned what I need to know, and would then just need to go out and execute. Well, after my immediate failures, I then invested in learning how to sell – and that led to learning how to manage.
Updating that early management training to real leadership will take me the rest of my life. While challenging, the diversity and ever-expanding opportunities to learn are actually fun!