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Leadership Mints Series Sampler: Settling Your Snow Globe

What if you thought of your mind as if it were a snow globe “that gets shaken up throughout the day,” pose the authors of  The Mind of the Leader.

Reflection — taking a time out during your busy day — “let’s the snow settle, making everything easier to see and put into perspective,” observe Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter.

Leaders find time to STOP.  Think.  And clear away the clutter that seems to cloud so many busy leaders who are too busy being busy to STOP. And think and see something new through the flurry of so many so many falling snowflakes that seem to bury instead of embolden your creative insight .

Consider the power of clarity to provide new insight to a busy leader. Take something simple like three familiar words: Block, Danger and Climb. Oh how easy it is to see the forest and somehow miss the trees.

If you’re like me, you didn’t see the word within the word–at least at first glance anyway. You were caught in your own snow globe where the expected snowflakes always fall predictably. (NOT).

Clear your snow globe. Stop & Think. And look again –carefully –at those OTHER three words hiding in plain sight of those three words. Continue reading

KEN: Seeing Way Beyond Barbie

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy
Here’s an idea to motivate quality behavior. Reading time 3:27.

     Can do! As a leader, you have that can-do spirit, energy and drive. But the most effective leaders voice their can-do mantra with a special accent on their “ken” that turns performance into mastery and productivity into even greater profitability.

     aa wave  With their ken, leaders can “gain understanding, insight and vision, “ according to the dictionary definition of the word “ken.” With their ken, leaders see beyond what others merely can.

      With their ken, a leader’s vision becomes something you feel more than something you see. With ken, a leader’s vision becomes an anchor more than a target, a vision that stabilizes the waves of change. And with their ken, a leader’s vision becomes a take on what it all mean rather than what means it will all take.

     With their ken, a leader’s vision becomes the father of purpose and the mother of invention. No matter how stacked the odds. Continue reading