We're all standing on the shoulders of giants, and we couldn't flourish to the degree we do without the numerous others who have gone before us and led the way. So, whose shoulders are you standing on?
This post is part 5 of My Leaders Lyceum Experience blog series. I'm writing in exchange for the opportunity to go through the multi-corporate program.
Have you ever taken a personality test to help you better understand who you are? Over the years I've had numerous opportunities to take tests like these to help me discover behavior patterns and to also give me perspective about the people around me. While the results of this type of test only provide one piece of the full picture, they do give worthwhile insights.
It's selfish of us to horde our wisdom. If we care about others, we have a sense of duty to share our life experiences and insights for the benefit of others. Creating a beyond-us system is the aim of the eighth achievement from my book, Path Of The Freelancer. Also, we can't fully understand something until we've taught both learning students and teaching teachers. So what are you doing about sharing your wisdom?
Today is my last day blogging each weekday for the month of August 2017. I've written twenty-three new blog posts alongside my friend Jim Karwisch. As the challenge came to an end, I felt a sense of Deja-Vu. It then it hit me. I've done this type of writing challenge before. In fact, these previous challenges have equipped me to make it happen this month.
Sharing our story (Our life's journey) is a powerful experience for both the sharer and the listener. Our stories inspire others and they help us better understand ourselves. Have you experienced how sharing a story can help free someone? What about how going first allows someone else to go second?
I love writing and blogging here, but it would not be possible for me to do it without the wonderful tools I use to make happen. Below is a list of the software I leverage to bring my writing to life in a compelling and excellent way. I also share how I use each tool.
You've published your blog.
Great, now what? What's at stake if I don't read it? How quickly do I discover this while reading your post? I suspect you don't want me to get bored or distracted, and I know you want to have a meaningful and positive impact on my life (as the reader).
Writing great blog posts is not only about enlightening or inspiring the reader. It's also about positioning it in such a way that they're driven to think, discuss or act on what we've shared.
To sustain a meaningful and excellent blog over time requires a solid system for capturing, organizing and creating great posts of value. Also, a good system allows for a higher level of performance and quality, especially when moving to a daily blogging cadence.
I like to think of my collection of writing as a garden. I'm planting seeds, watering them, nurturing them, and enjoying their beauty and fruit when they've matured. For my writing garden system, I tap into the IDEMA framework and the handy writing tool, Evernote. In my Evernote, I've got a folder (notebook) for each IDEMA stage, listed below.
This post is part 4 of My Leaders Lyceum Experience blog series. I'm writing in exchange for the opportunity to go through the multi-corporate program.
When we understand how our personality affects us and others, we better lead ourselves and those who follow. We can also learn to more effectively lead our families and community. So, according to personality testing, who am I?
At the offset of my second session, the facilitator, and founder of the Leaders Lyceum, Dr. Keith Eigel demonstrated to the group how our personality type can predict general behavioral approaches to problem-solving. His demonstration included a writing activity. In the front of the room, Keith simply stated the word LEAF.
Discovering the best road to take when it comes to publishing can seem overwhelming, but it's an important decision that needs to align with our personal and professional objectives.
In regards to traditional publishing, typically an author finds an agent, writes a proposal, and together they submit it to publishers. After an abundance of rejection, the persistence pays off and they get a deal (assuming the book is a solid idea).
This post is part 3 of My Leaders Lyceum Experience blog series. I'm writing in exchange for the opportunity to go through the multi-corporate program.
I had a challenging time writing this post primarily because of how much activity I've had on my plate since I wrote the last one. It's been over two months since I last published about this project! In many ways, this type of delay is how our personal development goes. Life happens, and we move forward with the important (and sometimes unimportant) actions that tend to be short-term oriented and less long-term beneficial. It's not until we get out of this hamster wheel of short-term thinking that we ever move beyond this feeling of wandering aimlessly.
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