Friday, December 26, 2008

Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.

~ Warren G. Bennis

Sometimes it takes more than two cups of coffee to get me going in the morning. Sometimes it might take a visit to my favorite coffee house on the way in to work, and then another pot of the brown stuff brewing in my office. All of this before eight in the morning.

Sometimes that is what it takes.

And then, at other times, it takes less prompting, less push to get the machine rolling. On these days, things come easy, the fog in my head is penetrable after only having risen and showered.

It is in this place that I will attempt to make sense of this phenomenon, the unique differences that make up good days and bad days for those at the forefront - those individuals we think of as leaders.