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Teamwork

Richard Rierson Blog Post, Leadership, Personal Growth 1 Comment

Nothing of real significant value can be accomplished by a single person.  I love John Maxwell’s assertion that “one is too small a number to achieve greatness.” No matter how hard you try, you will not be able to find one example of genuine achievement that was performed by a lone human being.  There was always a team involved. Leadership …

Courage

Courage

Richard Rierson Blog Post, Leadership, Personal Growth 7 Comments

When I think of the concept of courage I’m often drawn towards those larger than life, uncommon examples of valor that are held in reverence and awe. For example, Medal of Honor recipient Sgt John Basilone on Guadalcanal repelling 3,000 Japanese for three days and nights without sleep, rest, or food; or Neil Armstrong taking control away from the computer …

Meanigful Life

What Is Leadership?

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I came across an amazing book titled Toward A Meaningful Life by Rabbi Simon Jaconson.  It’s a fascinating read that gives a fresh perspective on every aspect of our lives; from birth to death, love and marriage, family, etc. I especially love the following excerpt that deals with the question “What is leadership?” : In our secular society we tend …

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Comfortable With Chaos

Richard Rierson Blog Post, Leadership, Personal Growth 2 Comments

As a father of four daughters (ages 15, 13, 9, & 7), I feel I’m qualified to speak with authority on the concept of living and dealing with chaos. As if having children isn’t challenging enough, we are also the owners of one extremely large German Shepherd, a loving & needy Boxer, two mini Dachshunds, four feral cats, and three …

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Accountability Vs. Responsibility

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Accountability & Responsibility. People often use these terms interchangeably; often believing that they mean the same thing. If you are interested in dipping your foot into the leadership pool, you must understand that there is a subtle but very powerful difference between accountability and responsibility. As a leader you must understand that you can delegate responsibility to numerous individuals all …

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Charisma & Leadership

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How important is charisma when it comes to leadership? When we think of leadership or ask people to define what makes a great leader, we often gravitate to the high-profile leaders with big egos and larger-than-life personalities. In Nov 2011, Forbes published an article titled “Egomaniacs make the best leaders.” In this article they reference a study by four professors …