Achieving More While Doing Less

This morning on my way to work I was listening to my Bible as I usually do.  I was listening to Luke 19, a verse I had heard many times.  This morning, however, the message came across differently.  It hit me like a freight train.

Jesus provides us some wisdom on how to be a more efficient and effective leader in his Parable of the Ten Servants.   I use the New Living Translation.  Here is the part of the verse that hit me. I had to bookmark it.  “And to those who use well what they are given, even more will be given.”

The Why is the Way

Being a leader is a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Leaders are those that are willing to take the tasks that others won’t do and ensure that they get completed in the best way possible for their team.

The journey is incredibly long and difficult, and it’s often one that others have a hard time seeing. In fact, many people who follow leaders don’t understand why it is that they are being asked to do something in particular, which may lead to discontent among the ranks.

What Happens When You Lose Your Voice?

Thursdays are my direct report days.  I have back to back meetings with the people who report directly to me.  But today, I’ve completely lost my voice.

Losing my voice brings into light just how much I rely on those around me.  Times like these reveal just how well a team meshes and I’m very impressed with mine.