“What will it take for me to claim my own freedom and create an organization of my own choosing?” Peter Block, Stewardship. What will it take?
It will take commitment to do the work, every day, delivering on commitments and fulfilling promises.
“I can be of real service only when I take responsibility for all my actions, which is the only safety I have, and when the choices I make are mine.” Peter Block, Stewardship.
It will take the support of a team.
“We need each other for a thousand reasons, both emotional and practical.” Peter Block, Stewardship.
It will take a community of »
We love our staff. Seriously. Love them. That means that we empower them to take risks, catch them when they are falling, cover them when family needs to come first, push them to overcome their own inhibitions, and celebrate with them when they create greatness. Corey Michael Blake, in Forbes
What motivates leaders to open doors for others?
In an earlier post this week, I stated that we don’t do it out of chivalry — because creating opportunities for others is nice, or polite, or heroic. I »
I’m not super comfortable with video, which inspires me to make a commitment to film and share more.
Even so, with the registration deadline to the 2013 Berrett-Koehler Book Marketing event fast approaching, I wanted to film and share a quick book promo tip via video and an invitation through video. You’ll sign up, right?
Bonus: in this video, I also reveal my new haircut. (Not sure I love it, but…)
Tell me something! Are you comfortable filming/posting video? What advice do you have for me about how to get more comfortable on camera?
It’s a standard some women use to judge the success of a date: did he open doors?
I spoke to a friend recently as she recounted a first date. He was wonderful, she said. Did everything right: brought roses, opened doors.
When a man opens doors on a date, we call it chivalrous, polite, or perhaps old-fashioned. We love it!
As leaders, we may get an idea that opening doors for others — creating opportunities for them — is similar: optional, recommended, nice.
But as leaders who open doors for others, we are not being chivalrous or kind, although some people might »
If you’re a regular reader of Weaving Influence, and if you’re visiting the site for the first time since the weekend, you might be noticing that we’ve made some big changes around here.
Exciting, isn’t it?
I’m especially excited that our redesigned site is live in time for our first spring book launch, Leaders Open Doors by Bill Treasurer. (Big thanks to the Weaving Influence team, especially John Marcello and Rachel Royer, who worked hard to complete the design and development of the site.)
Launching the new site opens doors of opportunity for us as a team; we’re »