Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership http://seapointcenter.com Helping leaders connect, collaborate and create Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:27:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The True Test of a Vision http://seapointcenter.com/true-test-of-a-vision/ http://seapointcenter.com/true-test-of-a-vision/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:54:32 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=13064 The true test of a vision is whether it continues to inspire and guide people after the leader is gone. Consider the seamless transition at Southwest Airlines when founder Herb Kelleher stepped down compared with Disney’s two decades of floundering after the death of Walt Disney. Time and again, we see examples of companies that […]

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Mindfulness and Vision are Complementary http://seapointcenter.com/mindfulness-and-vision/ http://seapointcenter.com/mindfulness-and-vision/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:06:35 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=13035 As mindfulness comes more and more into the mainstream and business world, I am often asked where vision fits. Since mindfulness is about being fully present with the experience of each moment and vision is about a future you desire, how can you do both at the same time? Do you have to choose between the present and […]

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“Forgive and Live” to Increase Personal Mastery http://seapointcenter.com/forgive-and-live/ http://seapointcenter.com/forgive-and-live/#comments Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:12:28 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=12978 I recently sent a tweet, “When you forgive, the person who benefits most is yourself.” Someone replied, “I”ll never forgive because what they did was unforgiveable.” I understand that feeling because I’ve experienced it myself. When you’ve been betrayed by someone you trusted or have been injured by someone who had power over you (like […]

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Is Vision Relevant in 2016? http://seapointcenter.com/is-vision-relevant-in-2016/ http://seapointcenter.com/is-vision-relevant-in-2016/#comments Tue, 05 Apr 2016 11:06:59 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=12905 In 2011, I asked What Happened to Vision? It generated a fascinating, thought-provoking conversation. When presenting my question, I had noted: Studies of high performing organizations show over and over again that shared vision is one of the key differentiators. As more and more organizations are flattening their hierarchy and pushing authority and decision making down […]

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Take Down Your Corporate Ladder and Support Career Disruption http://seapointcenter.com/support-career-disruption/ http://seapointcenter.com/support-career-disruption/#comments Mon, 28 Mar 2016 10:26:56 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=12842 Traditionally, career paths have been based on the idea of “moving up the ladder.” Success is measured by how high you get. A lateral move is usually not seen as a smart career move. Even when changing jobs to increase your skills, the expectation is the new position will be a step higher up the […]

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Thursday Thought: An intelligent mind will get you far, but… http://seapointcenter.com/an-intelligent-mind-and-an-open-heart/ http://seapointcenter.com/an-intelligent-mind-and-an-open-heart/#respond Fri, 25 Mar 2016 06:03:23 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=12831 Thursday Thought: An intelligent mind will get you far, but an open heart will get you farther. Jesse Lyn Stoner *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *     […]

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A Time for Giving Leadership http://seapointcenter.com/a-time-for-giving-leadership/ http://seapointcenter.com/a-time-for-giving-leadership/#comments Mon, 21 Mar 2016 11:12:51 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=12784 Guest Post by Bob Burg and John David Mann We’re in the silly season, the time of U.S. presidential primaries, and one effect of the media assault is that it makes us examine this thing, this force in our lives, called “leadership.” It’s easy to think of leadership as something that relates only to the […]

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The Biggest Leap You’ll Ever Make: From Team Member to First-Time Manager http://seapointcenter.com/from-team-member-to-first-time-manager/ http://seapointcenter.com/from-team-member-to-first-time-manager/#comments Tue, 15 Mar 2016 11:05:55 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=12721 The jump from the role of individual contributor to a first-time manager is one of the most dramatic and most challenging leaps one can make. It requires a complete shift in how you see your role and in how you deliver results. And unfortunately, most new managers are ill-prepared. Typically organizations promote their high performers into the role […]

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Do you serve your team or are you a self-serving team member? http://seapointcenter.com/are-you-a-self-serving-team-member/ http://seapointcenter.com/are-you-a-self-serving-team-member/#comments Tue, 08 Mar 2016 11:55:00 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=12598 Marcia confided, “I avoid the team meetings whenever I can. They take way too long and drive me crazy. There are a couple of guys who go on and on about stuff that doesn’t matter.” They might think they’re showing how clever they are, but they’re really showing they care more about themselves than about […]

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Leadership Love is a Competitive Advantage http://seapointcenter.com/leadership-love-competitive-advantage/ http://seapointcenter.com/leadership-love-competitive-advantage/#comments Fri, 04 Mar 2016 11:25:00 +0000 http://seapointcenter.com/?p=12532 Guest Post by Matt Tenney, author of  The Mindfulness Edge: How to Rewire Your Brain for Leadership and Personal Excellence Without Adding to Your Schedule   Some people think the word love should not be used in a business context. But love is one of the most powerful and unifying leadership attributes. Loving the people around […]

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