This is the second in the series of posts where I share my notes and takeaways from the May 10th leadercast. If you missed post 1, you can read it here.
This week, my notes/takeaways are from David Allen. David has been named one of the Top 5 Forbes Executive Coaches in the United States and has authored two books. His most recent one is titled “Getting Things Done” published in 2002.
“When your creative energy is not being used appropriately you’re wasting your time.”
When you’re wasting your time, things start to get out of control and they are not in focus.
“You’re most productive …
Being a leader gives you great authority and power, but to truly lead, inspire excellence and voluntary engagement beyond a team member’s job description requires humility, tact and the ability to truly connect.
“No man is a leader until his appointment is ratified in the minds and the hearts of his men.”
Infantryman’s Journal (1954)
Throughout history we’ve seen leaders exercise power and authority purely from a positional perspective. And 90% of the time, it doesn’t end well for them. Using positional leadership only forces people to follow you as a leader within the stated boundary of the authority given by the position …
I have been going through my reasearch files, cleaning up and sorting things and I found a few things that I would like to share with you. The first is “8 key elements of leadership” that have been tested and proven in the field – not some intellectual thesis. If …