When we evaluate ourselves as leaders and as people, I think we spend too much time focusing on the extraordinary days in our lives.
It has been the “accidental teachers” in my life who have passed on some of the most transformative lessons.
It has been the “accidental teachers” in my life who have passed on some of the most transformative lessons. The education they’ve given me has been invaluable, not just in terms of the leadership lessons they’ve taught, but in the realization that much of our leadership comes when we play the role of accidental teachers.
I have introduced the “accidental teachers” in my life who have passed on some of the most transformative lessons.
When I was young, my teachers always announced themselves to me. The new school year wasn’t officially underway until they stood up from their desk, turned to the blackboard and wrote their name in large letters. There was little question at that moment who was in charge of my education.
I’m almost 36 years old, and I’ve been to the funerals of 15 of my friends. I’ve been to only six weddings. I’ve learned a lot from the people I’ve lost.
In Part 1 of this article Most Feared of all Leadership Skills: Public Speaking, I provided four strategies to help create and kick off your presentation. Today I focus on tricks you can use during the presentation to really make your ideas “stick”.
For better or for worse, leaders and their leadership skills are too often evaluated by how well they perform when they’re in front of a crowd.
I’m writing about these leadership lessons on the 1st anniversary of the first article I ever had published here on “About Leaders”. That article, about an accidental teacher named Mustafa who encouraged me to “never let people live rent free in your head” has turned into a TEDx talk and become a staple of my presentations all over the
I’ve always had a tremendous admiration for leaders and engineers.