Ron's Material Leadership Blog

It is my sincerest hope that the stories I share are helpful to others. I have experienced first hand that many people toil in obscurity, searching for answers, ashamed to reach out and ask for help. This blog will contain experiences and wisdom that I have gained over the years that I hope will offer guidance in dealing with some of life's challenges.

Why the name material leadership? If you are curious the answer is on my website.
The link on the side bar.

Lead well


Saturday, April 26, 2008

What's in Your Wallet: Revisited

Several months ago I posted an article on values called whats in your wallet. It was an interesting piece to write because at the time
values were a central theme of the blog. Of course they still are but now we are writing about purpose. By the way the third interview will be out within the next two weeks. I recently came across a post on MSN on the same topic. I thought I would share with you the link to what they had to say...

What Your Wallet Says About You

So let me know what you think about the post. While it has little to do with leadership per se, a wise leader will see that actually it has everything to do with understanding people and since leadership is about influence is about relationships and is ultimately about... you guessed it people.

I like the post especially because it pokes fun at my own wallet.

Lead well know your people


Sunday, April 20, 2008

Recent Read

Well it has been a while since my last post and in that time I have been engaged in many things. Life in particular. No excuses though just balancing priorities. I have been working hard at finishing up interview #3. It is more difficult than I had originally anticipated. Interviews 4 and 5 have been secured and I anticipate will follow shortly thereafter.

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

T. Harv Eker

In the mean time I have been reading a truly remarkable book that I wanted to mention. Not a leadership book in particular but in that it deals with the inner workings of the mind and how it manifests itself in lifes actions and behaviors, it is very much on point with this blog. That is at least the posts of last year. I love this book and highly recommend it. In the coming weeks it will influence my blog and posts. I encourage you to read it if you have not already done so. Check the book out here

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Thoughts on a Recent Read

The Dip by Seth Godin

This was the first of Mr. Godin’s books I have read and I must say it will not be the last. I enjoyed this book and found its message wise and on point for our age. The premise of the book is that there is a time to quit a role, project, effort and a time to stay. When we have the opportunity to be the very best and are willing to pay the price, it is time to stay. When it is clear that staying will result in mediocrity or worse yet (Mr. Godin’s term for a dead end) a cul-de-sac, it is time to move on to something where we can be our best. The dip is the place in between. The place where we face opposition, adversity and discouragement. It is here that many wrongly chose to give up when greatness is not that far away for the brave souls who persevere.

Complexity: Low

Length: Short

Compelling: Very much

Worthwhile: Definitely