If you are an insulated leader, you are missing the big picture. As a result, you are making decisions based upon poor—sometimes misleading—information. In today’s climate, you cannot afford to misinterpret the variables that make up your opportunity for a winning equation. Senior Curator and GeneralLeadership.com COO, Col Matthew T. Fritz reminds us to never be an insulated leader.… Read the rest
If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors grow good corn.
Associate Curator and GeneralLeadership.com CGO, Col Chris R. Stricklin shares a life lesson learned from a corn farmer.… Read the rest
“…bad leaders can teach you what NOT to do, and those results can be just as beneficial in developing desired leadership qualities.”
Col. Christopher P. Levy reminds us we can learn as much from bad leaders as we can from the effective ones.… Read the rest
Senior Curator and GeneralLeadership.com COO, Col Matthew T. Fritz reminds us our leadership style casts a shadow. Neglect it and your effectiveness suffers.… Read the rest
Speed, as any fighter pilot will tell you, is life!
Senior Curator and GeneralLeadership.com COO, Col Matthew T. Fritz shares the rivoting story of Captain Boyd’s Fighter endeavors and the model that emerged and changed our decision matrix. Matthew discusses how operating inside your opponents OODA loop—outmaneuvering, reacting quickly to their attempts to outmaneuver you, and confusing their attempts to adjust to your OODA loop—can be your key to success in many venues.… Read the rest
Col. Christopher P. Levy discusses the wake left by a Supertanker Leader and the disruptive impact of this style of leadership.… Read the rest
Senior Curator and GeneralLeadership.com COO, Col Matthew T. Fritz shares the challenges of complex change and strategy. What defines the difference between success and failure is the way leaders communicate their plan to the very teammates who will execute the moves they need made. Ask yourself…where are you leading your team? Do they know why the change matters? Better yet…can they tell the story with the same passion as you?… Read the rest
Associate Curator and GeneralLeadership.com CGO, Col Chris R. Stricklin shares the challenges of working with a Ninth-Letter Leader. As a leader, every meeting is an opportunity: a unique moment that can bring a team closer together or shred the fabric that binds. Many leaders talk about developing teams, but few truly understand the complexities and intricacies of establishing the necessary culture of unity. In this story, we hear the damage done by the use of the letter “I”.… Read the rest
Senior Curator and GeneralLeadership.com COO, Lt Col Matthew Fritz shares tips on handling organizational conflict. Leaders find it necessary to confront poor behavior when it happens, if only to prevent poor modeling from becoming a repeatable trend within the Team. Take a lesson from the tiny fruit-fly and apply it to your interaction within your Team. Camouflage and deception cannot be allowed to become effective blockers to good communication. Shoo these traits away through engagement, preparation and constructive collaboration and watch your team evolve to a higher species!… Read the rest
Col. Christopher P. Levy reminds us that every organization reflects the personality of the leader. Thus it is critical for a leader to set a good example for the team to follow. Setting an example as a leader has more power over the course of an organization than the words a leader says. The common saying, “Actions speak louder than words”, is the basis of good leadership. Your team will reflect your example. Make sure your image is one you want to see looking back at you from the mirror of your organization.… Read the rest
Associate Curator and GeneralLeadership.com CGO, Col Chris R. Stricklin shares the secret to leadership…Dynamic Followership. Dynamic Followers, simply, are followers who take charge of both their personal and professional development, ensure complete competency at their primary duty, actively manage their relationships and exercise independent thought with both professional restraint and respect. Dynamic followers, and leaders alike, always remember yesterday may have brought you to today, but it most likely will not carry you to tomorrow.… Read the rest
Senior Curator and GeneralLeadership.com COO, Lt Col Matthew Fritz shares the value setting a clear and actionable vision for the development of their organization. And so it goes with organizations striving to progress from the “As Is” to the “To Be”…struggling to align the goal with the motivation, the vision to the plan. Herein lies the true value of communication, ensuring each teammate shares the experience of knowing where they are going. … Read the rest
Special Memorial Day broadcast interview with our Chief Growth Officer, Col Chris Stricklin, on NorthwestPrime BlogTalkRadio with Lori Ness discussing insights on the importance of Memorial Day and the our exciting non-profit https://generalleadership.com. … Read the rest
Associate Curator and GeneralLeadership.com CGO, Colonel Chris R. Stricklin shares the Friendship of Leadership. He explains that a dynamic leader truly cares about everyone they lead, wants to know them personally, and is responsible for looking out for their best interest. Inseparable concepts, friendship and leadership must both be based on accountability, commitment and authenticity.
Which would you prefer? A team of followers engaged from the neck up or employees engaged from the shoulders down?… Read the rest