If you can embed Flexibility into your company’s DNA, you’ll have the greatest possible chance to overcome the obstacles that bring companies to their knees. Too often we haven’t prepared for the unexpected. Here are 7 proven ways for leaders to make sure that Flexibility is embedded in your organization to help you conquer uncertainty and get the results you need.
You’ve probably seen some of the makeover shows over the years?
The 60 Minute Makeover … Get Gorgeous … How Do I Look? … Remodeled … Style by Jury … it’s a pretty darn long list, and no, I haven’t seen any on this list.
Then there’s the Ambush Makeover show that aired in 2004 – 2005. In that show, stylists descended upon an unsuspecting soul whose hairdo, clothing, fashion in general was a disaster they were determined to fix.
Extreme Makeover, Home Edition was probably one of the most popular at one point.
If you saw that one, you may have thought,
That’s kinda cool. I wish they’d come to my house. I’ve got some stuff I’d like them to do.
And, I’ll bet you didn’t give a moment’s thought to what it might cost.
Who cares? Those people are getting their makeover for “free”.
Mulligans are free. Do Overs? Not so much
Do you only see the shortcomings of your team and struggle to celebrate the victories? If you only see the brown spots when you look down at a beautiful green lawn, you’re overlooking a great chance to celebrate. Too often, we’re too busy to celebrate what we have achieved. Do it often to unleash the power of your team and everyone’s joy of celebration.
What exactly is team building anyway?
When you think of team building, one of the first images that comes to mind is usually of some recent shared activity. Even if it wasn’t so recent, that was probably your first thought.
Let’s see. Wasn’t the ropes course the last thing we did together? No, I think it was that obstacle course, that crazy thing out on the woods we did? Nope, it was that scavenger hunt we had that time. Couldn’t find squat as I recall. Does that count?
Here’s what that event often looks like
You show up in clothes you normally wouldn’t be caught dead in, but figure, hey, what the heck, it’s an outdoor challenge. Read why and how you need to celebrate your victories
Our leadership prowess is always on the line but nowhere more powerfully than on the starting line at the Indy 500.You’re all in, 24/7 for 365 days … with victory in a 33 car lineup about 3 hours away. Do you understand the leadership requirements to achieve victory in such a short period of time?
Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades
On Sunday, May 24, 2015 … and with a spread of only .1046 seconds – yes, that’s about 1/10 of one second – Juan Pablo Montoya overtook Will Power – (yup, that’s his real name, a good one for this stuff, huh?) – to win the 4th closest race in Indy 500 history.
(Last year was the 2nd closest when Ryan Hunter-Reay overtook Helio Castroneves to become the first American to win it since 2006.)
The Exkalibur Quote of the Week has been moved and will appear regularly every Tuesday morning. On Monday, we’ll focus on practical strategies, insights and tools to help you become a More Effective Leader.
I’ve been following this race for more than 50 years
For over 50+ years, I have listened to … and starting with the first live, same-day telecast in 1971 … watched the Indianapolis 500.
What do I know about cars?
Really, I should say Absolutely Nothing!
Keep reading to learn the 5 Powerful Leadership Lessons from the Indy 500
If I were asked to give a Commencement Speech – and I should be – I could do it in only 2 sentences.
As we begin the countdown to Leadercast 2015, we get an inside look at a typical office meeting.
Share your best story from one of your crazy meetings on our Facebook page.
When we’re in the Spotlight of Leadership, our behavior is always on display. What are these behaviors and where can we get Inspiration to be a Leader Worth Following?As a leader, you don’t have the luxury of paying attention to just a few things, or only to what you most enjoy.
There are simply too many issues that confront you as a leader working hard to build a successful organization:
- How can I develop a world-class leadership team to make sure we’re growing in a competitive environment?
- How can I build an accountable organization that collaborates to achieve the best results?
- What will inspire my team to reach beyond themselves and dig deep to exceed their own expectations and advance their personal and professional goals?
Be a Leader Worth Following
Leadership is about a lot things …