I just finished reading the first book on my Fall reading list Axiom by Bill Hybels. In this book Hybels brings over 30 years of leadership experience through 76 axioms (leadership proverbs). Many of these sayings I have heard in various conference and messages settings, however compiling them in one to four page learning bursts made for a very invigorating read and very clear application points in my life. Here are the most applicable axioms for me with why it spoke to me underneath. I hope you will be prodded to read it.
"Take a Flyer."
Guilty of not initiating and doing enough.
"Pay Attention to Greetings and Goodbyes"
How I start and conclude a meeting I lead is critical to the meeting's overall success.
"Did We Do Any Learning?"
A great way to approach of conversation when you need confront some after a failed initiative.
"Never Beat the Sheep."
If I am not getting the participation and buy-in that I am hoping for -- it is me not them.
"Obi-Wan Kenobi Isn't For Hire."
Reminder that I need to taking being mentored seriously and that I do not have to know the person personally to be helped by them.
"Read All You Can"
Though I am pretty good at this discipline -- a reminder always helps.
"Excellence Honors God and Inspires People"
Where have I let excellence slip and where have we have gotten sloppy?