leadership and management

Leaders Must Show They Care

Leaders must show they care. A leader is like a battalion commander who isn’t content to read the menus but insists on going into the mess hall to taste the food himself. Not only does he know more about what’s being fed to his subordinates, but he’s considered a better leader by his troops. – Peter Drucker. The post Leaders Must Show They Care appeared first on What Will Matter.

Excerpt from:

Leaders Must Show They Care

One of the most important leadership lessons

The post One of the most important leadership lessons appeared first on What Will Matter.

See the original article here:  

One of the most important leadership lessons

The challenge of leadership is to be strong,

The post The challenge of leadership is to be strong, appeared first on What Will Matter.

View post – 

The challenge of leadership is to be strong,

Notes to the Boss

Based on years of managing several organizations, including the Josephson Institute of Ethics, and on extensive consultation with large and small organizations, I’ve distilled much of what I believe and advocate into “Ten Truths.” I hope you find this list helpful. Feel free to share it with colleagues and friends. (Or print this mini-poster version of the list.)   Everyone rationalizes; including you. (We’re … Read More The post Notes to the Boss appeared first on What Will Matter.

See the original article here – 

Notes to the Boss

Build Bridges That Others May Use

Martin Luther King, Jr., said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” In a world increasingly dominated by unapologetic selfishness, this idea may seem quaint and outdated. Yet, for those who have a grand vision of their purpose and value, striving to be of service is not only a noble thing to do, it’s … Read More The post Build Bridges That Others May Use appeared first on What Will Matter.

Continued: 

Build Bridges That Others May Use

The Bridge Builder

http://media.blubrry.com/whatwillmatter/whatwillmatter.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/CC-050913BridgeBuilder.mp3

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” In a world increasingly dominated by unapologetic selfishness, this idea may seem quaint and outdated. Yet, for those who have a grand vision of their purpose and value, striving to be of service is not only a noble thing to do, it’s … Read More The post The Bridge Builder appeared first on What Will Matter.

See the original article here – 

The Bridge Builder

COMMENTARY: Tis the Season to be Jolly — Even While Shopping

http://media.blubrry.com/whatwillmatter/whatwillmatter.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/CC-122312TisTheSeasontoBeNice.mp3

People are not at their best in crowds. It’s as if every survival-of-the-fittest primordial instinct comes out to obliterate thousands of years of civilization. Pre-and post-holiday shopping, and the inevitable lines, test our character. My wife’s a professional shopper. She has strategies on where to park and how to find the fastest moving line (which I’ve discovered is not always … Read More The post COMMENTARY: Tis the Season to be Jolly — Even While Shopping appeared first on What Will Matter.

Visit source: 

COMMENTARY: Tis the Season to be Jolly — Even While Shopping

COMMENTARY: Thanking Your Parents on Thanksgiving

http://media.blubrry.com/whatwillmatter/whatwillmatter.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/CC-112211ThankingParentsonThanksgivingDay.mp3

As we approach Thanksgiving Day, I hope you will think about your parents with your most gentle and generous thoughts and be thankful. Even if you didn’t have ideal parents or a perfect home life, if either or both of your parents are still with you, make an effort to experience and express genuine gratitude. It’s natural to take for granted what … Read More The post COMMENTARY: Thanking Your Parents on Thanksgiving appeared first on What Will Matter.

View article: 

COMMENTARY: Thanking Your Parents on Thanksgiving

COMMENTARY: Suitability Versus Capability

http://media.blubrry.com/whatwillmatter/whatwillmatter.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/CC-080212SuitabilityVsCapability.mp3

A critical maxim of management is: “Suitability is as important as capability.” Capability asks, “Can they do the job?” Suitability asks, “Are they right for the job?” If the job isn’t a good fit, it’s not a good job. Yes, an employee has to have (or be able to readily acquire) the skills and knowledge required for excellent job performance, … Read More

More – 

COMMENTARY: Suitability Versus Capability

COMMENTARY: You Change One Thing, You Change Everything

http://media.blubrry.com/whatwillmatter/whatwillmatter.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/CC-101712IfYouChangeOneThingYouChangeEverything.mp3

Looking back on your life, what would you change if you could? In the classic 1939 film “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the main character, a small town bank officer played by Jimmy Stewart, is about to commit suicide when an angel shows him how different the lives of people in Bedford Falls would’ve been if he hadn’t been born. The … Read More

View this article: 

COMMENTARY: You Change One Thing, You Change Everything