Question of the Day #309

When you go to meetings do you tend to sit in a seat that maximizes your ability to influence or to hide?

Question of the Day #308

What was the last good deed you did?

Question of the Day #307

Do  you find that the more you reveal about yourself the more people like you?

Leader-Mad-Born

Sponsoring Opportunities to Lead

Leadership is not a position or title, it is action, choice, and example. Our behaviors may in fact result in leadership opportunity down the road, and while we have complete control over our behavior, opportunity is almost always in the hands of others. We can create opportunity for ourselves, but in all honesty we are merely giving […]

Question of the Day #306

If all leaders are readers, are you?

Question of the Day #305

When was the last time you wrote an essay that wasn’t assigned?

Question of the Day #304

Are you happy, fulfilled, neither, or both?

Question of the Day #303

How will you make today even better than yesterday?

Question of the Day #302

Do you care enough about the right things? Too much about the wrong ones?

Question of the day #301

Is your supervisor a leader or a boss?

Question of the Day #300

Is there a difference between an excuse and a reason?

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The Value of the Strange Leader (Guest Post)

Dr. Rebecca Siders is a passionate human being with varied interests that center around making the world a better place, inspiring people in her company to reach new heights, and challenging herself to continually live outside her comfort zone. She currently serves at Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command (NCDOC) where she is leading many lines […]

Question of the Day #299

What are you doing to protect your identity?

Question of the day #298

How many days of authorized leave do you have on the books? Is it time to plan/take that vacation?

Question of the Day #297

What does your browser history, in-box, and to do list say about you?

Question of the Day #296

Are you fixating on what worked in the past or contemplating what might work in the future?

Question of the Day #295

If you were to replace the words can and can’t with will and won’t in your lexicon, how might you respond differently when opportunity knocks?

Question of the Day #294

How much emphasis do and your team devote to telling your story?

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Explaining Inaction

Hello, my name is Sean and I am a Progress-aholic… I am addicted to progress. I am not interested in being busy, but I have an insatiable desire to see forward movement. Properly applied, this addiction can inspire others to deliver outcomes at a steady pace and holds me accountable for doing the same. As […]

Question of the Day #293

Who have you never met but really want to? What’s preventing you from reaching out?

Question of the Day #292

Is there more value in shaping the culture of your team or the physical environment in which they work?

Question of the Day #291

Are you scared of criticism or do you value the critical feedback others give you?

Question of the Day #290

Is it better to release a less than perfect product or to keep talking about that hypothetical masterpiece?

Question of the Day #289

As a leader, are you more focused on innovating the products you deliver or the factory that delivers them?

Question of the Day #288

What is the best practical joke you have witnessed?

Question of the Day #287

What dream are you deliberately pursuing right now?

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Leading the Receiver

I’ve never played ice hockey, but I know enough to heed Wayne Gretzky’s advice and “skate to where the puck is going, not to where it has been.” On the flip side, I did play soccer for many years and learned early on that the best passes were the ones that led my teammates to […]

Question of the Day #286

How do you deal with fear?

Question of the Day #285

How do you engage teammates who are far more interested in shaping the perceptions of their seniors than working with peers and looking out for juniors?

Question of the Day #284

What are you doing to grow your tribe?