The cold hard reality of being a leader is we all have either a physical or organizational shelf-life. This realization, no matter how difficult or painful to grasp, need not be a fatalistic view of your future, but instead the inspiration behind the desire to find the next-generation leader, capable and prepared to spring-board to organizational success from your mentorship and guiding hand. To most, there is natural trepidation that comes with the thought of giving up the reigns of an organization, especially one created from one’s own blood sweat and tears and founded by a personal steadfast vision.… Read the rest
“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
George Bernard Shaw
Whether you move across the room to shake a hand or travel around the globe to partake in local cuisine and share in the culture of a partner, the significance and impact of a firm handshake and face to face interaction cannot be overstated.
In today’s electronic connectivity world, we as leaders grow physically further and further apart from the people we lead and count on to propel our organizations to new heights. The advent of e-mail, webinars, video conferencing, mobile devices and the vast array of social media, create an electronic umbilical connecting us to the virtual world, but can paralyze us from interacting in the physical world.… Read the rest