Digital Release: The Conflicted Leader and Vantage Leadership

November 6, 2017

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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is pleased to announce the digital release of The Conflicted Leader and Vantage Leadership, by General Al Gray and the late Dr. Paul Otte.

In this breakthrough book, General Al Gray and Dr. Paul Otte provide a new model for achieving a higher level of leadership. This book validates the struggles of the Conflicted Leader – one who must lead individuals and organizations as our world moves through ever-evolving waves of change. But, the authors do more than address what many leaders today are experiencing. They propose a new way of making a difference though Vantage Leadership, defined as the ability to embrace uncertainty, see the possible over the probable, remain conceptual through conflict, and more.

“If you only look for leadership in the usual places, you will only find the usual leadership.”

To view the digital version, click here: http://potomacinstitute.org/featured-news/2390-digital-release-the-conflicted-leader-and-vantage-leadership

 

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Cover Band

November 1, 2017

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Today’s Leadership Minute was written by: David Crone based on his Work Should Be Fun! blog (with his permission). https://workshouldbefun.com/blog/

Do you write your own music, or are you in a cover band?

When you show up for work, are you doing your job in a way that someone else could easily step in and take your place? Or are you doing it in a way that is clearly your own?

How about your life? Are you forging your own path? Or are you only imitating what you see in others?

So many of us spend our days trying to reproduce what others have done, living our lives note for note like what we see in others. We follow the rules. We read how-to guides. We may be technically excellent at our craft. But, in the end, what we produce looks like it could have been done by 50 or 100 or 1,000 other people.

This starts young. “Why can’t you be more like Tom?”

It continues into adulthood, especially in the working world. “We could use a lot more Toms.”

And we do this to ourselves. We see someone we deem to be successful and think, “Hey, if I can just do that, I, too, will be successful.”

We invest in programs guaranteed to produce the same kind of results others have produced. “Follow these simple steps and you, too, can earn a 7-figure income while working from home in your pajamas! This is a limited time offer! Act now!”

It has long fascinated me how many cover bands are out there. I’ve seen some good ones. The good ones can make a decent income. They might even develop their own fan base. But, it has always struck me as limiting. The best you can do is a perfect imitation of someone else. Where’s the fun in that?

Here’s the reality. We are never going to make it big in the art world with paint-by-number reproductions. We are never going to top the Billboard Charts as a cover band. We will never reach our full potential in our careers by doing only what others have done. We are never going to live a truly fulfilling life by only replicating what we see others doing.

Be an original. Study from the masters, then paint your own masterpiece.

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“I don’t care what you know” – Leadership as an Informal Art

October 31, 2017

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Our thanks to Doug Kridler, President and CEO, The Columbus Foundation, for his insightful presentation at our October Leadership Hour.

Although he said he found it hard to talk about leadership, his humbling words were excellent. He gave the audience a lot to think about including his leadership Stew.

My Leadership Stew:

  • Discovery by Socrates
  • Work ethic by Whirlpool
  • Discernment by Rolling Stone
  • Action by Disney

To watch the video, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0N6ZS_CGJ8&feature=youtu.be

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