Mini Mind Maps less talk more action

Less Talk. More Action.

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No gim­micks, and no tech­niques. The only way to build char­ac­ter is to go through it. It’s easy to talk about how bad racism is and how hor­ri­ble Enron was, and we should. But char­ac­ter is only formed when it costs you something…when you put process behind your words. So say the right thing. But […]

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Servant-Leadership: Service First

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Serv­ing is behind-the-scenes dis­ci­pline. For exam­ple, work­ing out your body hap­pens when you want to look good, but it also hap­pens when you want to be able to car­ry your wife and kids out of a burn­ing building…sometimes when nobody can see. Every­one wants to do the vis­i­ble things, because they bring the praise. But […]

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Management v. Love

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Ser­­vant-lead­­ers win hearts, because they choose to respect oth­ers and their needs. That means find­ing out what those needs are. I hope you’re find­ing those skills in this issue. If you are, I hope you let them strength­en your heart in love for those you’re serv­ing. Dis­cuss in Slack.

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Happiness v. Joy

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An action-based life comes from the dis­ci­pline of mak­ing good, hard deci­sions. Are there deci­sions you should be mak­ing faster? Prac­tice mak­ing those deci­sions quick­ly, and watch how things move for­ward. Dis­cuss in Slack.

Mini Mind Maps put listening to work

Insight Planning: Putting “Listening” to Work

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Push­ing toward a rel­e­vant truth is the clear­est path­way to hearts and minds. If you can deliv­er on rel­e­vant truths con­sis­tent­ly, you’ll find that rela­tion­ships fol­low. But why is it so hard to find these truths? We’re gonna talk about why it’s hard, and then illus­trate the process using a sim­ple exam­ple. Insight Plan­ning Tells […]

Mini Mind Maps truth attracts the honorable

Truth Attracts the Honorable

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Integri­ty and truth attract great employ­ees and cus­tomers. But why do you need tac­tics? Shouldn’t the tac­tics come nat­u­ral­ly for peo­ple who have integri­ty? I used to think that. Then I real­ized that, with all my integri­ty, I had blind spots. In fact, I’m sure I still do. So how do you work it out […]

Mini Mind Maps decision to serve

Servant-leadership: The Decision to Serve

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Ser­­vant-lead­­er­­ship is the counter-intu­i­tive way to build prof­itable rela­tion­ships with the peo­ple who mat­ter most. But most peo­ple don’t know what it is. So let’s cut through the quick-fix and get to what makes it so chal­leng­ing. Everyone’s a Leader These Days Every­one seems to think they’re a leader. The term has almost entire­ly lost […]