Running is more than a good way to get in shape. Lace up and reap the many benefits of running today.
Just a reminder ofthe benefits of running. Research is showing more and more clearly the relationship of exercise and its impact of brain function. Mens sana in corpore sano (Healthy/Sound mind in a healthy body)
It all starts with leading myself and instrumenting myself: focusing on my behavior and habits; understanding what I will stand for and not stand for, better known as Values; investing in learning what I need to know; not allowing people to default themselves, and making possible what is necessary.
The real strategy is seeing myself and working on myself as the strategy. The strategy is not out there it is within. As Lee Thayerreminds us over and over: The leader doesn't have the vision; the leader is had by the vision.
Historically, the majority of stressors facing humans were physical (lions and tigers and bears, oh my!), requiring, in turn, a physical response. "We are not particularly splendid physical creatures," says David Spiegel, M.D., director of the Center on Stress and Health at Stanford School of Medicine, who explains that plenty of other animals can outrun us, overpower us, out-see us, out-smell us. "The only thing that has allowed us to explore the planet is the fact that we can respond effectively to threats."
A tip of the hat to Scott Adams for the Dilbert Comic Strip 2013-06-13
Lee has been adding the contact for over 40 years. Check out my Pinterest board on Lee Thayer On Leadershipespecially @BrianNarelle did a cartoon capture of Lee's Presentation here in San Diego a number of years ago. We forget that knowing and doing are worlds apart. You might want to start with: Leadership: Thinking, Being, Doing and progress through his 9 or 10 other thought prodding and provoking books by Lee. In the works: Mental Hygiene.
My thinking influences who I am and who I am impacts what I do and the habits I create.
Check out this piece I wrote on the Kalama Sutra about who to believe.
But there is a way to stop micromanaging in it’s tracks. It’s called delegating!
You might want to check out @SusanScott and her Delegation/Decision Tree metaphor in Fierce Conversations. Excellent visualization of managing the delegation process by monitoring the decisions until the trust is established of the delegatee's decisions have been verified to be in alignment.
I’ve been preoccupied lately with the idea of giving back, of applying what I know about (in my case) content marketing and social media strategy to help causes I care about -- causes most
It is about contribution. Each of us have a unique contribution. When we share our contribution the world responds. Nice article and understanding how we can help in ways that truly are a giving back through a passion project. The Little Prince reminds us: It is with the heart that one see rightly. For what is essential is invisible to the eye.
I would probably put it: Why I Choose to Work for Free (Sometimes)
Dan Ariely's The Cost of the Social Norm talks about the difference between social norm based on trust and relationship and the market norm based on a transaction. When the Social Norm is destroyed it is near impossible to recover.
Vistage is a business networking organization that helps CEOs and executives grow their businesses by making better decisions and achieving better results.
After 27 years as a Vistage Chair (Formerly known as TEC) I can say without hesitation: Vistage Works. A place where the vested interest of each member is the success of their companies and the sucess of their fellow members' companies.
Interested in becoming a member or a Chair, check in at the website or give me a call: 619-895-9273
No one in my life has taught me more about the world, about people and about success than my parents did. But Chris Argyris, renowned in business education as a leading professor at Harvard, comes close.
Powerful. Inspirational. Emotionally moving. Those are the words that best describe Dr. Daniel Lowenstein's "The Last Lecture" presentation, delivered to a packed house in Cole Hall on April 25th. ...
Storytelling at its best. If you want a great curated topic Visit Karen Dietz's #Just-story-it on Scoop.it. Thanks to former Vistage Chair Jen Sertl. She continues to be at the forefront of being a leader of leaders.
What has always been interesting for me regarding the walls that I build is are they keeping me in or are they keeping me out. ...
The videos by Cleveland Clinic on Empathy, on Vulnerability by Brene Brown, and Pema Chodron on Living from the Heart and being vulnerabile share perspectives about how I confine myself by my self-limiting beliefs often call walls or barriers.
What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn't just money. But it's not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose.
VideoLeadership is changing. A big part is the impact of the Millennials. They are less apt to respond to command & control and respond much more positively to a different kind of leadership. Even a recession has not cured them of this.
Read Karen's Insight. Relating to Leadership and reflecting on Lee Thayer's 4+ decades focused on Leadership and High Performance, leaders don't have a Vision, the Vision has them. And the story they share allows others to choose to be part of that Vision.
As Karen shares: "It's the stories you as a leader share, and the stories told about a leader, that defines that signature. As the article says, it's a leader's values, experiences, and skills that make up that signature. Again, I'm saying that happens through the stories that are shared."