Jack Needham—Chief Thought Provoker, Williams Comfort Air

Positive Leadership is a way of life. It is not something that you do, it is something that you become. Walking day by day and month by month with the leaders of our organization and seeing the transformation of the coaching and leadership styles here at WCA is humbling at best. The Positive Leadership course assembled by JoAnna helped us accelerate the talents, skills, and abilities that are necessary to live this life while leading others. The one statement I hear time and time again is, “What are you broadcasting?, which is part of JoAnna’s program and quickly helps our leaders determine if they are above the line or below the line in their thinking.

If you've read any of Steven Covey's books you might remember the story of the woodcutter who, although much smaller than his competitor, felled a tree in half the time. The secret was that periodically the smaller of the two stopped his "sawing" and sharpened his saw, making him more effective than his larger more powerful counterpart. The metaphor shows us that sometimes we spend so much time producing results, "sawing,"  that we forget to "sharpen our saw," that is maintain or increase our capacity to produce results in the future.

Sharpening The Saw?

Did you ever open a file and find an article that you really loved but hadn’t seen in a while? Were you glad that you found it and did you find that not only was it still relevant but that is was more relevant than ever? Yeah, me too. And the funny thing is that sometimes…