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…i can see your house from here

August 26, 2012 1 comment

As I was taking a trip with the family, we drove through the mountains of PA. For those that have taken a trip across this state, it’s partially awesome and mostly annoying….great views and terrible road closures/delays.

As we were driving over a massive bridge, I looked from side to side . I began to take in the majesty of the trees, mountains and towns below (while listening to my favorite Spotify playlist)…thinking all in the van were asleep. To my surprise, my six year-old proclaimed, “daddy, I can see the whole world from here!”

Now, I know that this kid is smart enough to understand that there is more to the world than what is around her. I imagine, it was the best creative proclamation that she could muster in order to convey her feelings.

Perspective is something that I feel very passionate about…very passionate. Did I mention how passionate?

How many times in our daily lives do we react to a situation or interact with those around us with blinders on to what’s beyond? Better yet, how often do we take the time to ensure that our response is appropriate to the situation?

Enjoy the moment, take in what is around you – but realize that there is so much more…just takes time, effort and desire to seek it out.

..make wise choices,

-sk

…farmer or gardener?

November 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Let’s talk about scaling talent a little bit. There are plenty of content out there centering around developing leadership as one grows throughout the enterprise. The topic of being self-aware, evolving your style and approach as you climb the proverbial corporate ladder is a popular one.

I believe, that a lesser explored topic is just as important and relevant to the overall success of a leader. That topic is Personal Elasticity. Ultimately, an individual needs to understand the dynamics of larger (or smaller organizations), map them to corporate culture and marry them to an execution plan (over simplifying here I realize…). The reality is that leading a co-located team of a handful of individuals is vastly different than being a part of a larger, globally federated team with both direct matrix relationships.

While this seems like a no brainer, it never ceases to amaze me how often we as leaders make the fundamental mistake of repetition on previous approaches to organizational leadership and simply failing to adapt. Often, there is no awareness of this as we do not take the time to build peer relationships that provide this type of valuable perspective.

…Who are you?

…make wise choices.
-sk