Building Leadership that Works

Complexity is the Best State for Growth

The state of Complexity is the only way to grow, so you must embrace change and a level of uncertainty.  Staying in a state of Order for too long will lead you away from growth. A certain level of Order is healthy and desirable, but you must strive to move away continually. Complexity is the state of changed order and a path toward growth through discomfort.

By |June 10th, 2019|

Chaos Can Stagger Growth

As I commented on the previous blog, there are different levels of comfort and growth on the Growth Ring.  The Four levels are Stagnation, Chaos, Order and Complexity.  We will review each one over (2) blogs. A state of Stagnation is low performing and lacking growth as the person or organization are based on following too many structured steps, inflexible rules and repeating methods. Stagnation stifles creativity and change.

By |June 3rd, 2019|

Comfort Can Lead to Stagnation

Are you too comfortable? These questions may seem very simple and make you question if anyone can be too comfortable.  We sometimes think of comfort and lack of challenge as a state of bliss. As you go through life and the daily challenges, you may dream about a time that you can be without worry or obstacles.  I challenge that being too comfortable and lacking challenge could lead to a state of stagnation and limited growth in your life.

By |May 31st, 2019|

What Will Your Legacy Be?

When most people think of leaving a legacy, they think of the money the wealthy will leave their children. Don’t misunderstand, the children of Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos will not be hurting for money when these successful men pass away, but besides the monetary gifts, what impact will these men leave on society and the people within their sphere of influence?

By |March 11th, 2019|

“You’ve got to find what you love.  Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.  And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.  If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, and don’t settle.”

Steve Jobs

“If your actions create a LEGACY that INSPIRES others to DREAM more, LEARN more, DO more and BECOME more, then you are an EXCELLENT LEADER”

Dolly Parton

“Life is a series of experiences, each of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this.  For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that setbacks and grieves we endure help us in our marching onward.”

Henry Ford

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

Steve Jobs

“I think it is possible for ordinary people to be EXTRAORDINARY.”

Elon Musk

“One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your might acts.”

Psalm 145:4

“When you plant a Chinese bamboo tree, you will water the ground for 4 years but nothing will happen until the 5th year when the plant will grow 90 feet in 5 weeks… PATIENCE PAYS OFF”

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