Leaders need mentors. Those who lead can be the loneliest people. We need mentors who can share our challenges and struggles, yet accepting us as we are.
Renowned football coach Lou Holz had an interesting view of self-motivation. He once said: “My task is not to motivate people to play great football. They are already motivated when they come to me. My challenge is simply not to de-motivate them.” Motivation is a word that supervisors and managers use frequently, in helping organizations […]
In Homer’s Odyssey, when Ulysses left to fight the Trojan War, he assigned a tutor named Mentor to look after his son. Mentor was to bring his son to adulthood and to share his wisdom and learning with the boy and to imbue in the young man all that was great and noble. Today, I am […]
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.