Leadership

Decoupling Budget, Capacity and Prioritization

Decoupling Budget, Capacity and Prioritization

Modern Budgeting concepts are useful but can ignore one of the biggest problems in most organizations, the muddling of Prioritization, Capacity, and Funding.  In order to do any Modern Budgeting practices, you first need to decouple (or ‘detriple’) these three activities.  

Blessing For Leaders

Photo Credit: Jardena London

Sharing this beautiful blessing for leaders. This sums up everything I strive for as a leader, in a much more eloquent way than I could ever write. Enjoy!

“For A Leader” by John O’Donohue

May you have the grace and wisdom
To act kindly, learning
To distinguish between what is
Personal and what is not.

May you be hospitable to criticism.

May you never put yourself at the center of things.

May you act not from arrogance but out of service.

May you work on yourself,
Building up and refining the ways of your mind.

May those who work for you know
You see and respect them.

May you learn to cultivate the art of presence
In order to engage with those who meet you.

When someone fails or disappoints you,
May the graciousness with which you engage
Be their stairway to renewal and refinement.

May you treasure the gifts of the mind
Through reading and creative thinking
So that you continue as a servant of the frontier
Where the new will draw its enrichment from the
old,
And may you never become a functionary.

May you know the wisdom of deep listening,
The healing of wholesome words,
The encouragement of the appreciative gaze,
The decorum of held dignity,
The springtime edge of the bleak question.

May you have a mind that loves frontiers
So that you can evoke the bright fields
That lie beyond the view of the regular eye.

May you have good friends
To mirror your blind spots.

May leadership be for you
A true adventure of growth.

The Executive Whisperer

The Executive Whisperer

“When you speak in the language of money, decisions are fast and enthusiastic.” Don Reinertsen

What is the key to unlocking the mystery of communicating with executives? One thing is to shift focus to economics. This and several other tips in today’s post.