“When someone does something wrong, don’t forget all the things they did right.” – Unknown
The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf is Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters by Chesley B. Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. Even though this book was published several years ago, it has some great nuggets of wisdom from Sully Sullenberger.
In it, he reveals the important lessons that he learned through childhood, in his military service, and in his work as a commercial airline pilot. At heart, it is a story of hope and preparedness–that life′s challenges can be met if we′re ready for them. It’s also a great reminder that, even in these days filled with war, tragedy, and economic uncertainty, there are values still worth fighting for.
Many times, the best lessons learned are from those who are willing to share their experiences!
Click to read more about this inspiring book. And if you’ve already read this book, please share your thoughts and comments in this forum –
Fill in the Blank – “As a leader, the last time that I had to say ‘no’ to someone was _________________.”
Please fill in the blank based on your recent experience, and share your answer in this forum – thank you!
As a leader, how do you deal with a team member(s) who isn’t performing up to expected levels? What’s the best way to handle it? Lee Ellis shares his 7 recommended steps in this FAQ –
- Get the data and details straight so you have evidence.
- Meet with the person and clarify expectations and ask why they are not being met.
- Explain to the person what is required.
- Provide coaching if needed.
- Lay out the consequences if performance does not improve.
- If performance does not improve, hold the person accountable by following through with the consequences.
- Be respectful and discreet throughout the process. Caring and tough. Firm and fair.
Do you agree or disagree? Any additional steps that you have successfully used in the past? Please share your comments –
On this day in 1865, the state of Tennessee adopted a new constitution that abolished slavery. As we still witness the ups and downs of race relations in our nation today, imagine the strong leadership that it took to abolish the act of slavery while still in the last months of the Civil War.
Growing as a leader takes the willingness to accept new paradigms and ways of thinking. Where do you need to be more objective and grow as a leader? Choose to lead with this attitude in your family, team, or community!
Everyone needs a coach—a trusted individual who can encourage and speak truth into you as a growing leader. As part of Lee’s passion for developing honorable leaders worldwide, he is now offering free monthly video coaching!
Simply sign up here, and automatically receive it each month in your inbox. If you’re already receiving these monthly coaching videos, please like and share –