Posts By: Gerry

Leadership Thought – Courage

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One of the key virtues of being an extreme leader is courage. We all know that, especially when assessing leadership of others. But what about our own leadership? How courageous are we? According to the dictionary courage is defined as: “The mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.” Nowadays,… Read more »

Leadership Thought – FLOW

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FLOW, as described by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, entails the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. Similarly to the sexual experience of an orgasm, which is described as the physical and emotional sensation… Read more »

Leadership Thought – Trust

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It appears to me that the immune system within all human interactions have the “white blood cells” of trust. The degree in which those cells are nourished appears to denote how strong and prosperous is the relationship. Low levels of trust, will create chronic interactions, misinterpreted communications, unmet expectations, exhaustive and unproductive discussions. In short,… Read more »

Leadership Thought – Character Strength

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You have heard me say on many occasions the power of deliberate practice utilizing your top character strengths intentionally everyday. Without some form of “practice” and intentionality, the strategic use of character strengths tend to either get underused, overused, or become absent. My top strengths of 1.) Religiousness 2.) Forgiveness 3.) Zest 4.) Love of… Read more »

Leadership Thought – Being versus Doing

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Hope your week is going great, so far! Question, what is the best predictor of having a great week? I have communicated time and time again, our most precious resource is our time. The metaphor I like to use is that time can be compared to a bag of sand. When we come to the… Read more »

Leadership Thought – Rackets

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You know this governmental gridlock sucks! I really hate riding on the 1-94, this traffic is overwhelming! You told me you would meet me at 8:00pm, and you show up 20 minutes late with yet another lame excuse!! Really?? Do you think your cooking is good? Well its lousy!! I can’t believe that you can’t… Read more »

Leadership Thought – Great Manager’s

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Do you consider yourself a “Great Manager”? Most individuals I talk to think of themselves as pretty good, all the way to actually great! When I think of a so-called manager, included in that thinking is not only the ones in business, or the marketplace. It also include the ones that manage a household, a… Read more »

Leadership Thought – Cultivating

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Mr. Patrick Awuah, from Ghana, now an accomplished executive from Microsoft recently provided a presentation focusing on educating leaders as a TED Talk. During his presentation Mr. Awuah attempts to define leadership and discuss why he feels its crucial for the continent of Africa to re-think its approaches in developing future leaders. Mr Awuah, appears… Read more »

Leadership Thought – Vulnerability

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When was the last time you felt vulnerable? How did you handle or address the situation to relieve yourself of the feeling of vulnerability? For most, its a feeling to be avoided, squashed, hidden, or denied at any costs! As I have studied leaders, primarily from an American, Western European context, it appears that false… Read more »