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Better to lead or compete?

a model for work life balance?
combine spirit and emotions for starters, two more missing?


Better to lead or compete?

Sorta a trick question but not meant to be.

Competing means you’re doing something everyone else is doing, and trying to do it better.

Leading means paving the way. And the only one in your category.

One of many or one of a kind?

Photo taken from an unknown Facebook status update. If we combined spirit and emotions then the above model would consist of three components.

What’s missing, for me, is work and home. Where do those go? So the model really has five?

In claiming status as The Internet’s Only Five-A-Day Blogger, I’d like to remind everyone this stems from a father/son relationship.

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Boomers, As You Lead Your Life, There Will Always Be Critics

Some farmers push the boundaries in spite of the obstacles

Boomers, there will always be critics as you try to lead and challenge yourself and others, as you overcome adversity, and triumph over impossible, and even as you enjoy life.

Farmers would be miserable indeed if they failed to sow because of the relentless birds and the unpredictable weather.

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Do You Lead Or Inspire?

Time For Business Week?
Time For Business Week?

Found this article by Alaina Love from The Purpose Link, sharing her Business Week article: “You Can Lead. But Can You Inspire?”

Click here to read about the ten attributes senior managers need to lead their organizations through the recession and the demoralizing consequences on their workforce.

You see it and hear it every day. In the world news and in the hallways of your own organization. There are demoralizing consequences from this brutal recession.

We are way past managing in today’s world. You know it and I know it. The antidote is inspiration.

Which leads us back to the original question, “Is there a doctor in the house?”

The View Never Changes If

If you’re not the lead reindeer, the view never changes. Being emplyed is like that too.  And it reminds me that as a leader, it’s incumbent on me to see the future and describe to others what it looks like.

Someone has to set the vision.  If it ain’t the leader, what have you got?  Seriously.  If the leader doesn’t do it, you’re in serious trouble.

Imagine these guys without a lead reindeer:

PS. Okay, so they’re not exactly reindeer, but you get the point. Make your day great. You know where you’re headed, right?

jungle jeff and His Camera

jungle jeff always has a camera in his pocket.  Always.  Well okay, not always.  Not while sleeping.  Who has pockets while sleeping?

Einstein once said, “Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means.”

Writing as the five-a-day blogger, it is a hope that I may become the change I wish to see in the world.

A camera is a helpful tool to capture thoughts and share them in a different way, a visual way.  Expect to see quite a few One-Take-You Tube videos in the next couple days.  Carpe diem!