Am I The Only One?

Simple (Ultimate) Leadership Test

Choose Your Answer Carefully
Choose Your Answer Carefully

Do you blame others for your situation?

Or do you blame yourself?

This is really the ultimate test to see if you are a leader or not.

Nothing else matters unless you answer correctly.

Am I the only one that thinks like this?

Am I The Only One?

Just To Clarify

Be A Fanatical Reader
Be A Fanatical Reader

You should read a ton.

I mean you should be FANATICAL about reading.

And this should never end.

Never, ever.

You should be a student for life.

However, may I caution you, if you wish to be a responsible leader, you should at some point, start to develop your own path.

And your path should consist of your convictions.

At some point, you ought to be able to clearly articulate, in your own words, what life is all about.

Do you quote, or are you quotable?

Anyone Else Think Like This?

Reading Is Following

Leadership Is Not A Spectator Sport
Leadership Is Not A Spectator Sport

Google results for:

Leadership = 126 million

Leadership books = 56.5 million

Leadership articles = 55.4 million

Leadership blogs = 37.5 million

How do we get our collective arms around this whole notion of leadership?

What is it exactly?

And why are there a gazillion results?

Anyone else think like this?

All I know is that as of yesterday, March 31, I’ve written 1,950 blog posts.

It seemed that maybe I should read less and write more.

Isn’t leadership about leading and not following?

Reading is following.

Writing is not.

He Asks Too Many Questions

What Makes A Question Good?
What Makes A Question Good?

While it may be challenging for some, you really should look at that picture without the political advertisement.  It is simply a bumper sticker that I took a picture of.

It wasn’t until I bent down to snap the photo, that I saw the political ad.

Forget the ad.

Today is about questions, not politics.

“He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes;  he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.” — Chinese Proverb

What makes a question good?

What stops us from asking questions?

What stops us from doing anything that we think is important?

When will we overcome this?

Is it even worth it?

Asking tough or intriguing questions can make people – your boss, your peers, your subordinates, your family – feel very uncomfortable.

Taking risks is risky. So is playing it safe.

How I Beat NY Times to the Story

NY Times March 17, 2010
NY Times March 17, 2010
Privacy Vanishes?
Privacy Vanishes?

What’s one of the most obvious reasons we lack self confidence?

There are a ton to pick from aren’t there?

And it’s human nature to dislike those that have a ton of self-confidence.

How weird is that?  Talk about paradox:

  • We desire self-confidence
  • We strive for self-confidence
  • We hate those that have an abundance

Two weeks ago, on March 16, I wrote a jungle jeff blog post entitled, Privacy Is A Myth.

The very next day, the New York Times posted the above front page article.

We said the same thing.  But I broke the story.

Social Media is here to stay.  Books (sadly) aren’t, and neither is the NY Times.

So, guess this makes me self-confident and antagonistic.