Thoughtful Time

Posted by Admin Admin on Saturday, April 23, 2011 Under: Leadership
Holiday weekends are great moments to reflect and think about our lives.  I am not sure where I heard the following quote, but I think it is profound as we try to make sense of the world around us. 

"we live in an era where we enjoy a wealth of information but a poverty of knowledge."

I often say that the first job of a leader is to define reality - not as they might want - but as it is.   Reality may appear different depending on your perspective, but the leaders who have the time to demonstrate thoughtfulness and empathy, in my experience, are most accurate in defining reality for their organizations.    It is often hard to see reality during the fog of a start-up venture or the haze of Bureaucracy but is is nonetheless vital in each case.

So this weekend, it is useful to take a moment to evaluate our own reality for ourselves and for our organizations. 

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John Fees John Fees is an entrepreneur, strategic marketing executive and business leader in the fields of affinity, collegiate and partnership marketing. During the course of his career, John has founded and led successful companies specializing in strategic marketing and media, affinity, partnership marketing and financial services. Currently, he serves as the co-founder & managing director of NGI Group. NGI Group is a large shareholder in portfolio companies including GradGuard, MassDrive & MyLifeProtected.