Monthly Archives: July 2014

Effective Leadership

I am part way through Steven Sample’s book entitled: “The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership”.  Among other ideas, Sample examines the characteristics/qualities of  an effective leader and the difference between being “effective” and being “good” as a leader.  According to Sample, the effective leader should have the following characteristics: A clear

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Getting out of the Doldrums

My brain and I, we are both in holiday mode.   I have not written a blog post in more than three weeks. As a soccer fan  the World Cup  is a major distraction – enjoyable though.   I feel like I am in the “Doldrums” in the  geographical sense: becalmed, little

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