Eight years ago, I led my first team ever: a group of custodians responsible for cleaning guy & girl dorms. It was my first time really cleaning, and am not sure why I led the team; but I did discover that although guys smell worse, girls have way more clutter.
I’m often thinking about the differences between leading people & managing people. Here’s the most recent thought: Leadership is more about inspiring and motivating. Managing is more about giving direction & feedback. Let’s focus on the managing side today. Working in a creative environment, I initially thought everyone wanted freedom of expression. That people wanted.
Creativity. It flows in & through us. Everyone has it, but not everyone wants to make a career out of it. I’ve spent a lot of time around young people that have some type of creative aspirations. Many of these people have high aspirations to “go far” and “do great things.” This is great. People.
Disclaimer: It wasn’t for FCPX :) It was day 1 of the National Association of Broadcasters. I was roaming the floor with 90,000 others, and some questions hit my head. Why am I am here? What am I expected to accomplish? What are my goals for this trip? No one is holding me accountable for.
I never went to school for business or had official training for it (maybe I shouldn’t share this publicly…), but lately I’ve really wanted to learn what it takes. So I’ve been diving in head first and wanted to share some of my favorite articles so far. Leader vs. Contractor (Collide) You’re Not that Talented,.
A couple weeks have passed since New Years, and maybe you made some resolutions. Maybe you’ve already broken some. Personally, I never liked resolutions. When the new year would roll around, I was more likely thinking about what I got for Christmas than how I wanted to live differently. However, this year my wife, Kristin,.
As promised, here’s the 2nd round of Mike Bickle’s leadership characteristics from his free ebook, “7 Commitments of a Forerunner.” Do you have any others you think should be on this list? #7: Leaders Do What Needs to Be Done Instead of only looking to start something new, or waiting for an exciting opportunity, leaders.
I recently started reading through Mike Bickle’s “7 Commitments of a Forerunner” and he has an excellent chapter called “Lead Diligently.” I’ve read a bit about leadership and even though this isn’t exhaustive, I thought he did a great job of summarizing 12 core characteristics of leadership. In the next two posts I’ll list them.
In 1662, Blaise Pascal invented the first horse-drawn public bus. Horses would be one of the main ways of transportation for the next 150 years. I can think of all the men & women that made a living building carriages or iron hooves. People maintained horses & managed repair shops. If there were commercials, I.
I was recently doing a project that required a lot of conception & design. It was a 3+ minute video – all motion graphics – due in 4 days. Yeah, I didn’t sleep much. At one point I had an idea that I was unsure about (typical among creatives). So I showed my boss, and.