Recent Posts

Be a Leader People Choose to Follow

People follow leaders by choice. You can get compliance through imposing your authority, by coercion or manipulation, but you won’t be trusted and respected. And when your followers do have a choice, there is no guarantee they will continue to follow you. Or if you...

read more

When you let go of your expectations . . .

A story is told about a young boy who was traveling with his grandmother to a nearby village. The boy, very excited about the adventure, ran back and forth along the path, impatient with his grandmother’s slowness. He snacked on the berries they had brought as he...

read more

Visioning is an ongoing journey . . .

Consider your vision at each step along your path. "Vision and action" are a continuous process, and neither should occur without the other. Thursday Thoughts:  Visioning is an ongoing journey, not a one-time activity.   *       *       *       *       *       *...

read more

What Is Collaboration and Where Does It Begin?

What is collaboration? In Let's Stop Confusing Cooperation and Teamwork with Collaboration, I define collaboration as “two or more people working together to create something new in support of their shared vision.” Collaboration is different from cooperation or...

read more

Focus on your vision AND your current reality

Some people focus only on current realities and what’s needed to solve today’s problems. They are primarily concerned about their next steps, looking down at where to place their feet. They move from solving one problem to solving the next, eventually becoming bogged...

read more

How to Show Leaders They Need to Delegate

 How do you help leaders understand they need to delegate? I often hear this question, and it was the focus of this recent letter:Hello Jesse: What have you found are the most effective ways to engage business owners in the need to delegate? Are there particular pain...

read more

A real vision is lived not framed.

Do you want to know if an organization has a real vision? Take a look at what's happening – what is being accomplished? how is it being accomplished? are people collaborating toward a common goal? how do they feel about each other, the leaders and the company? What...

read more

Can you listen to another view?

Tired of so much adversity and polarization? Who are you listening to? Instead of talking with people who agree with you, have conversations with those who don't. Start with listening. Is there something you agree with? Use that as your reference point when you do...

read more

If your vision is about only yourself

Thursday Thoughts: If your vision is about only yourself, you are too narrowly focused. Jesse Lyn Stoner *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       *       * In addition to my regular leadership blog, I...

read more
Page 10 of 31« First...89101112...2030...Last »