Day 19: Drudge. Driven. Drawn.

Dragged!  That’s what I first felt…dragged into this drudgery.   I’m involved in a business which hit black ice in the fall of last year and began that seemingly helpless spin.  I felt that dreaded sense of control being lost and was instantly frightened.  And furious.  Fear and fury.  I don’t do well with either.  Who does?? “How are … Continue reading Day 19: Drudge. Driven. Drawn.

Day 243 – Bend…

In today’s BBTL book entry, Chet writes about mindset and the need, in some instances, to “bend” one’s fixed mindset toward a growth mindset. This is my last day as lead blogger.  And while Chet’s advice to each of us was, “Don’t write ahead,”  (he thought it best that we read the book entry that day and write about what grabs us in the … Continue reading Day 243 – Bend…

Day 242 – Surgeons capable of sermons…

In today’s BBTL book entry, Chet writes about surgeons, preachers and leaders.  As he puts it, “surgeons are cool, preachers are caring.”  Surgeons are “strategically competent,”  while preachers are “empathetically connected.”  Leaders, he writes, must be both. As I sat reading Chet’s words this morning, my mind went swiftly on one person – Larry Allen. Those of you who had the privilege of knowing Larry … Continue reading Day 242 – Surgeons capable of sermons…

Day 241 – Facts…

In today’s BBTL book entry, Chet writes about feelings vs. facts – more specifically, the downside of getting caught up in our negative feelings and losing sight of the facts.  When this happens, we tend to catastrophize a situation, judging things to be far worse than they really are.  But our judgements are not always justified. As the late … Continue reading Day 241 – Facts…

Day 240 – Durp was not dying…

My task this month has been to read and reflect on each day’s entry in Chet’s book, Becoming Built to Lead, then share my take on the topic, my interpretation, my “and.”   Today I’m going a different route.  I’m going to share today’s BBTL book entry verbatim.  It may seem like I’m taking the easy way out.  I … Continue reading Day 240 – Durp was not dying…

Day 239 – Fatigue…

In today’s BBTL book entry, Chet writes about fatigue and its true cause.   As it turns out, the 100-year-old science behind muscle fatigue doesn’t necessarily tell the whole story.  "Oxygen debt” is a major contributor when we “hit the wall” in times of heavy exertion and fatigue is no doubt physical. But there's a good argument to be made … Continue reading Day 239 – Fatigue…