It has been a long time since I added a leadership blog post to my website. I paused writing them because other priorities were more pressing at the time. Family, life cycle events, travel, reconnecting with friends and extended family, goal achievement, lots of change.
Today, I reread some of those posts for inspiration to write new ones. I want to chart new territory, and remembered that you need perspective before moving forward. The way to get that is by looking back at the past. I remembered that Martin Luther King Jr. said this in a sermon. “Sometimes, in order to move forward, we have to go backward.” He said, “My friends, all I’m trying to say is that if we are to go forward today, we’ve got to go back and rediscover some mighty precious values that we have left behind.”
So I guess we can all reflect on our values, rediscover them, and informed by my client challenges and insights, that is what I am doing today. Rediscovering what I care about, what my clients struggle with, and examining the essence of leadership. My clients demonstrate leadership in their organizations every day. They have courage, wisdom, drive and a love of learning. This is what keeps me coaching executives for the past 17 years. Just as I ask them to reflect on their learning, to gain self- awareness and efficacy, I am in that period of reflection.
So, today I reread some of my blog posts and as expected, they are as relevant today as 2, 4 and even 10 years ago. Why? Because leadership is leadership. New models, quotes, authors and drivers are here, AI is coming, society is changing, the economy is on everyone’s minds, hybrid offices are the norm, recent layoffs are disruptive to some, but the fundamentals are the same: develop your people, create a vision and strategy, work across the silos, collaborate, manage your time and energy, deliver results.
I invite you to search my leadership insights and blog https://www.onpoint-leadership.com/onpoint-blog for articles of interest to you. Let me know what you want to hear more about, what interests you? Snapshots of other leaders like you? Challenges they face, Solutions they found. Let me know,