I often hear from people….”I’m a perfectionist…and I view it as a strength and weakness”. So many people in leadership roles self identify as having strong leanings towards perfectionism. Yet, what does that really mean? What are the milestones of perfectionism? Is it..Every item on the check list is completed every day? All plans are polished and delivered on time? Meetings are run efficiently?… It is hard to measure success when perfectionism is a driver. There is always another level of improvement knocking at your door. This week, I challenge you to reframe your perfectionist milestones. [Read more…]
Robert Kennedy spoke these words in a call for action on the evening of April 4, 1968…
“Make gentle the life of this world”.
On April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King was assassinated. Robert Kennedy was campaigning for the presidential nomination the night King was shot.Kennedy was scheduled to attend a rally in Indianapolis and despite the concerns for his safety he proceeded to the neighborhood. He was given notes for a speech while on the bus but when he stepped up to meet the crowd he spoke from the heart.He was the first to tell the gathered crowd of the assassination. Kennedy delivered one of his most memorable remarks… [Read more…]
In the ideal world, every person who takes the Gallup Strengths Finder assessment would receive 4-5 hours of coaching to analyze and leverage his/her results. A series of coaching session helps people to truly notice, appreciate and apply their talents. It’s the first step in heading in the right direction. It also helps to discover what I call “strengths wisdom”. [Read more…]