Check out my interview with Jay Carter of Market View on blindspots leaders face each day.
I was deep into working on my next leadership book last week when I received a phone call. I was prepared to ignore it or send it to voicemail since I figured it was another car warranty extension or student loan reduction call when I saw my mentor, Jerry O. Williams’s face on my phone. Several years ago, I started adding pictures to my contacts so I don’t even have to read the name of the caller, but I can see their face, even from across the room.Continue reading “An Update on ‘Tales from the Leadership Front’ – A Lifetime of Mentoring”
On this day when we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I thought I’d examine his legacy from a different point of view. We all recognize him as a great leader and a great orator, but did you know he was also a master storyteller?Continue reading “Dr. Martin Luther King Was Also a Great Storyteller”
“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”
― Martin Luther King, Jr.
Words still very true today!
This is a great article about Johnese Spisso, President of UCLA Health. The article recounts her incredible leadership origin story and her commitment to inclusivity and mentorship. It’s definitely a must read.
We added this article to our Leadership Resources Library, with it becoming the only article featured in 3 categories: stories, mentoring and diversity & inclusion. Check it out in our library.Continue reading “WOMEN IN HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP SPOTLIGHT: JOHNESE SPISSO”
“True leadership is revealed in the time of a crisis!”
– J. Bryan Bennett
In 2020, leaders were challenged by numerous crises, including a global pandemic, racial injustice and changing business models. This has been a stressful time for the many executives I regularly talk to and for many of the people who work for them.
That’s why we decided to add “Leading During a Crisis” and “Leading With Diversity & Inclusion” categories to the “Special Leadership Topics” section of our Leadership Resource Library. Like all of our categories, these libraries include some of the top leadership resources curated from leading online sources. Try it out today with a free 30-day trial. Just click on the link for more information.
There’s a reason the rearview mirror is so small and the windshield is so big.
Where you’re headed is much more important than what’s behind you.
What leadership lessons did you learn in 2020 that you are taking into 2021? Which lessons do you want to leave in 2020?Continue reading “Leadership Lessons From 2020”
Ongoing leadership learning is critical to continued growth and lessons are everywhere. The year 2020 was tough for us all, therefore Professor Bennett has developed some educational, entertaining and engaging speaking topics for 2021. Live events are being booked for post July 1st and virtual events all year. Read more about his speaking and schedule him.Continue reading “Inspiring Leadership Speaking Topics for 2021!”
The 4th Principle of Professional Leadership is “An abundance of the innate leadership qualities of humility, empathy, vision and risk-taking (and the instinct when to use each).”
Although everyone can be taught leadership, the best leaders have that little something extra that sets them apart. That ‘something extra’ component is usually a number of innate leadership qualities, some that can be taught, but the best leaders have an abundance of these qualities innately. The more innate qualities a leader has, the higher their leadership ceiling which is what separates a good leader from an elite level leader.
The 3rd Principle of Professional Leadership is “A thorough understanding of the situational influences that impact leading their followers and the environment in which they lead.”
Leaders need to closely watch for changes in their situational influences. These could be from primary influences such as their followers or the environment or secondary influences from peers or superiors. Changes in any of these influences requires an immediate response in the manner in which the leader executes their leadership.Continue reading “3rd Principle of Professional Leadership”