Archive for July, 2014

A Leader’s Confession

Posted in A Note to Directors, Quotes, Thoughts on Leadership on July 28, 2014 by RobALott

“A Leader’s Confession:

I may be in charge but I don’t always know what to do.

I may be in charge but I don’t have all the answers.

I am never the smartest person in the room, I am just the leader.” -Andy Stanley

This confession is not to our followers. They already know.

Our followers are not following us because they think we always know what to do. They are also not following us because they think we have all the right answers. And they certainly aren’t following because they think we are the smartest.

The confession is for us and to ourselves.

It’s time to come clean.

The Definition of Power

Posted in A Note to Directors, Quotes, Thoughts on Leadership on July 21, 2014 by RobALott

“In physics, the definition of power is the transfer of energy. Organizations and leaders operate exactly the same way.” -Simon Sinek

For Whom Are You Performing?

Posted in A Note to Directors, Disentangling Thoughts on Theatre, Got Me Thinkin' on July 14, 2014 by RobALott

A cast and production team focused on entertaining and moving their audience versus a cast and production team focused on entertaining each other.

I’ve worked with both.

The first one is better.

Disagree to Agree

Posted in A Note to Directors, Creativity, Got Me Thinkin', Quotes, Thoughts on Leadership on July 7, 2014 by RobALott

An excerpt from Decisive by Chip and Dan Heath

To make good decisions, CEOs need the courage to seek out disagreement. Alfred Sloan, the longtime CEO and chairman of General Motors, once interrupted a committee meeting with a question: “Gentlemen, I take it we are all in complete agreement on the decision here?” All the committee members nodded. “Then,” Sloan said, “I propose we postpone further discussion of this matter until our next meeting to give ourselves time to develop disagreement and perhaps gain some understanding of what this decision is about.”