A tip for developing your leaders: Spot talent, but wait until you see character as well. Talent shines while you’re watching it, however, character is consistent ~ especially when no one is looking. I refer to this as “Listening to your gut while covering your butt!” #Geeisms #yourbrandaintcheap
In my opinion, it’s really hard to be popular and effective. It’s even harder to admit which one you desire to be!” #Geeisms
When you lead with love & boldness, you produce a relational and effective authority, rather than a controlling authority #Geeisms
Recognize opportunity and opportunity will recognize you! Ignore opportunity, well . . . #Geeisms
Leaders lead because we want people to experience purpose, not because we’re shielded from tragedy. #Geeisms
It’s amazing what we can be accomplished together when you’re flanked by brilliantly talented folk who are low-maintenance and high caliber! #Geeisms
It’s better to be respected than to be merely liked. If you refuse to bend to a person’s expectation of you, they may choose to dislike you. However, if you’re respected, it’s probably due to the fact that you’re fair, consistent, and reliable. The bar for respect is much higher (and more noble) than the bar for being liked. Aim high.
Leadership is costly. Good leadership is even more costly! #Geeisms
Taking healthy risks requires an assessment of what’ll happen if you do something new vs. what’ll happen if you maintain the status quo. #Healthyrisks #Geeisms
I see a pattern of world-changers being slothful and troublemakers being strategic. Don’t fear your greatness world-changers! #Geeisms
Leaders: Be as faithful to God in rest as you’ve been in work. Both are His commands. Don’t favor one over the other. #Geeisms
Why manipulate people’s emotions and play games with their minds? Servant leadership should heal emotions and elevate people’s minds. #Geeisms
“You would not believe what I have been able to build with people who others have thrown away.” #Geeisms Who in your sphere of influence has been tossed aside and could benefit from your encouragement, mentoring, or support? You and I weren’t always A-List people, but someone took time with us . . .