Community update – 05/23/10
Last weekend we were in Colorado for our son’s graduation. It was great visiting. It’s great being back in Pennsylvania. Thanks for the well-wishes. I appreciate it.
Our son’s graduation gave me the opportunity to think back on my own graduation. One phrase circles in my head. “You weren’t stupid enough to be smart.” It’s odd that the path to wisdom begins with being dumb. I heard this illustrated in a movie when a lead character said. “you can’t put anything in a full cup.” His comment was directed at an over confident character who felt he already knew it all. Wise leaders remember their cup isn’t full.
Related John Maxwell puts it this way:
“The greatest obstacle to discovery isn’t ignorance or lack of intelligence. It’s the illusion of knowledge.”
“If you want to lead, you must learn. If you want to continue to lead, you must continue to learn.”
The look of Leadership Freak is changing. I’ve added a custom header and as time allows, I’ll be adding other pages. For example, I want to honor those who consistently add value to the Leadership Freak community. With that in mind I’m thinking of a page for the bio’s of those who consistently add value to the Leadership Freak community, perhaps a “Featured Commenter’s” page? Additionally, it could include links to their website. What do you think of this idea? Any problems that might emerge? How many words in a Featured Commenter’s bio would be appropriate? How should featured commenter’s be selected?
Finally, thank you for your comments, corrections, additions, and tweets. In addition, I enjoy receiving your email messages. Some are instructive, others encouraging, and some share your personal questions or struggles. Rest assured that I respect your transparency and I’m committed to maintain your privacy. The Leadership Freak conversation is my favorite part of blogging.
It is so true and applies specially to parents with adult children. Often because they are adults they now have all the answers. We are struggling with ways to love a couple of our kids without condoning or enabling the consequences of their poor choices.
We’ve been there and done that! It’s a real challenge.
Best to you,
the new look is great. Much more you – personable, professional, pure and simple. Great. I love the full cup analogy, wow how many times has mine had cream on top! Re links etc. do what you think is right – it will be. Thanks for contributing so much of you to the leadership forum generally.
Thank you for your feedback on the new look of LF. It’s helpful to hear people explain what they see.
Thanks for adding the “cream on top” it’s so true!
Richard’s May 24th post = No thank-queue
Richard captured this new look perfectly- much more you 🙂
And my full cup too has had cream on top too often 😉
I greatly admire your humility Mr. Rockwell
It takes some measure of humility to acknowledge another. 😉
Thanks for coming back to LF and for leaving your comments.
Best to you,
4 options with variations on each…
1-get a bigger cup
2-spill the cup (and cry over spilt milk)
3-complain about the cup
4-sip, savor & share the cup
My first inclination was to run for a bigger cup but that left me with the same problem.
I’m opting for #4
I think your heading in the right direction with the “look” of your blog, your content is always off the chart! http://michaelhyatt.com/ is a good site to check out, I just think he’s does a great job with the layout and appeal and he recently surveyed his readers, you might think about doing that too.
Just some ideas, cuz I think your great!
Thank you for the good word and I’m with you on Hyatt. He is top of the charts.
You are very kind and generous. You are an encourager.
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