Jack Welsh on Growth Metrics and Customers

 

How do you define customer?

How do you serve your customer?

What do your customers think of you?

Jack wants everyone to understand the feeling of starting a business.

Jack clears up some of the fallacy of “stack ranking” noting that it actually comes down to trust and truth.

Earthquake in Nepal – Releif Needed Now!

AP Photo / Niranjan Shrestha

AP Photo / Niranjan Shrestha

A magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, killing more than 2,000 people, injuring more than 5,000, and leaving Kathmandu, a capital of nearly 1 million people, in rubble.

At least 17 people died on Mount Everest, where the quake triggered an avalanche. The quake also killed at least 52 people in India and injured hundreds of others, according to officials there.

Quartz is assembling a list of organizations that are collecting funds to aid victims that you can support.

 

List Of Relief Organizations Which Are Helping Nepal

 

 

There Are Some Fates Worse Than Death: Mike Drowley at TEDxScottAFB

The pilot “Johnny Bravo” from Simon Sinek’s book, Leaders Eat Last.

Lieutenant Colonel Mike Drowley “Johnny Bravo” is Commander, 66th Weapons Squadron. He is a US Air Force Weapons School graduate and command A-10 pilot with multiple combat tours. Prior to his current position he was the Commander of Cadet Squadron 15 at the US Air Force Academy.

Published on Jun 21, 2012

Investing in the Next Generation

Trift Bridge, pedestrian-only suspension bridge in Alps. Canton

THE BRIDGE BUILDER

An old man, going a lone highway,
Came at the evening cold and gray,

To a chasm, vast and deep and wide,

Through which was flowing a sullen tide.

The old man crossed in the twilight dim-
That sullen stream had no fears for him;

But he turned, when he reached the other side,

And built a bridge to span the tide.

“Old man,” said a fellow pilgrim near,

“You are wasting strength in building here.

Your journey will end with the ending day;

You never again must pass this way.

You have crossed the chasm, deep and wide,

Why build you the bridge at the eventide?”

 

The builder lifted his old gray head.

“Good friend, in the path I have come,” he said,

“There followeth after me today
,

A youth whose feet must pass this way.

This chasm that has been naught to me
,

To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be.

He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;

Good friend, I am building the bridge for him.”

 

– Will Allen Dromgoole

Leadership Gold by John C. Maxwell

Parable of a Good Leader

Diamond and Coal

What makes a good leader?

Too often we want to cookie cutter our staff into a carbon copy of what we think an employee should be. The reality is that we are not all gifted with the same talents and strengths. What could happen if instead we looked for how to use their strengths and accept their contributions in the areas of their strengths.

Listen:

“Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was a king in Ireland. Ireland had lots of small kingdoms in those days, and this king’s kingdom was one among many. Both king and kingdom were quite ordinary and nobody paid much attention to either of them.

“But one day, the king received a huge beautiful diamond from a relative who had died. It was the largest diamond anyone had ever seen. It dazzled everyone. The other kings began to pay attention to him for if he had a dimaond like this he must be special. The people, too, came from far and wide to see the diamond. The king had it on constant display in a glass box so that all who wished could come to see and admire it. Of course, armed guards kept a constant vigil. Both king and kingdom prospered, and the king attributed all his good fortune to the diamond.

“One day a nervous guard asked to see him. The guard was visibly shaken. He told the king terrible news: the diamond had developed a flaw! A crack right down the middle! The king was horrified and ran to the glass box to see for himself. It was true. The diamond was now flawed terribly.

“He called all the jewelers in the land to ask their advice. They gave him only bad news. The flaw was so deep, they said, that if they were to try to sand it down, they would grind it to practically nothing, and if they tried to split it into two still substantial stones, it easily might shatter into a million fragments.

“As the king was pondering these terrible options, an old jeweler who had arrived late came to him and said, ‘If you will give me a week with that stone, I think I can fix it.’ The king didn’t believe him at first because the other jewelers were so sure it couldn’t be fixed, but the old man was insistent. Finally the king relented, but said he couldn’t let the diamond out of his castle. The old man said that would be all right: He could work there and the guards could stand outside the room where he was working.

“The king, having no better solution, agreed to let the old man work. For a week he and the guards hovered about, hearing scratching and gentle pounding and grinding. They wondered what he was doing and what would happen if the old man were tricking them.

“Finally, the week was up and the old man came out of the room. King and guards rushed in to see the old man’s work, and the king burst into tears of joy. It was better! The old man had carved a perfect rose on the top of the diamond, and the crack that ran down inside now was the stem of the rose.”

Every leader has a special gift visible for all to see and even admire. Effective and genuine leadership, however, does not deny fault and flaw in self, pretending perfection and fueling delusions of righteousness. A good leader does not hide her weakness, which is the other side of the gift, but confesses it unabashadly.

A good leader grants permission to self and others for the work of transformation, turning the very weakness into its corresponding strength: fear to courage, pride to self-respect, perfectionism to patience, anger to generosity, etc.

Finally, a good leader is not embarrassed by the process of healing. By being openly vulnerable to another’s healing and help, the good leader allows something beautiful and unexpected to emerge out of the flaw. A rose grows with the thorn.

 

I have to admit I have misplaced the site that I found this posting but here are the credits that I do have. Posted on September 11, 2011 by raspberryman

Parables and the Enneagram
Clarence Thomson
Metamorphous Press
1996
p.1-2

World-renowned leaders to be featured at Cedar Hill CRC

North Jersey—Community and business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Leadercast® at Cedar Hill CRC in Wyckoff, NJ on May 8, 2015 .

The Leadercast event is broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, GA to hundreds of sites around the world, including Wyckoff, NJ. This year’s speaker lineup includes:

  • Andy Stanley – Leadership author and communicator
  • Malala Yousafzai – Nobel Laureate; Founder, The Malala Fund
  • Ed Catmull – President of Pixar & Disney Animation Studios
  • Seth Godin – Best-selling Author
  • Rudy Giuliani – 107th Mayor of New York City (1993-2001)
  • Aja Brown – Mayor, City of Compton
  • Bill McDermott – CEO of SAP AG
  • CMDR Rorke Denver – Navy SEAL Commander & Author
  • Bill & Giuliana Rancic – Award-Winning Personalities & Co-Hosts of Leadercast
  • And more!

Leadercast exists to positively change the way the world thinks about leadership. This year’s theme—The Brave Ones — challenges leaders to lead with a sense of Bravery, possessing a posture of unrelenting boldness. Bring your friends or team members to experience Leadercast and discover what it means to be a leader worth following.

Date: May 8, 2015
Time: 8:30am-05:00pm
Event: Leadercast 2015
Venue: Cedar Hill CRC
201-652-3245
Location: 422 Cedar Hill Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
USA
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

George Washington: Serve 1st, Lead 2nd

 

 

Several historians consider this one of the most important gatherings in American history. Washington paid a significant price for his role in the American Revolution. He had earned the trust and respect of those gathered at this site on March 15, 1783.

Throughout history, when a military leader takes over a country, the next step has been a military dictatorship. The commanding general made himself king. For over 1,000 years, this had been the standard process. Washington would not only break this pattern, but he would step down after two terms as president. There was no term limit. One leader served and that set a powerful tone for a nation.

In this powerful example, George Washington served first.

By Jonathan Fanning, JFanning@JonathanFanning.com

 

Question:

Is your own first priority serving or leading?

If service was placed first, wouldn’t your leadership follow naturally?

Are you willing to place the needs of the group supercede your own benifit?

Lady Justice

 

“Each of us will one day be judged by our standard of life, not by our standard of living; by our measure of giving, not by our measure of wealth; by our simple goodness, not by seeming greatness.”

–  William Arthur Ward

Over The Top, By Zig Ziglar (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1997), P. 13

Easter Service Video at Cedar Hill CRC

When it’s all been said and done – Robin Mark

 

Robin Mark a musical evangelist from Ireland sings When it’s all been said and done with the words.