Servant Leadership

Ben introduced me to this new term. I’ll let you know more after I read the books I ordered, but for now…

From Wikipedia: “Servant leadership is a philosophy and practice of leadership, coined and defined by Robert Greenleaf and supported by many leadership and management writers such as James Autry, Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Peter Block, Peter Senge, Max DePree, Larry Spears, Margaret Wheatley, James C. Hunter, Kent Keith, Ken Jennings, Don Frick and others. Servant-leaders achieve results for their organizations by giving priority attention to the needs of their colleagues and those they serve. Servant-leaders are often seen as humble stewards of their organization’s resources (human, financial and physical).”

A Place to Call Om

From Gale;
I’ve learned why people set aside a special place for yoga. Doing it in my family room means my mind always wonders over to my book shelf and I mentally go over what books are there that I still have not read. Or, I go over the books I should donate to the library. Or, I look at the dust that needs wiping, or the pillow that needs fluffing…you get the picture.

It’s All Uphill

Today I learned, again, to pace myself and to eat! 

Lava and I climbed a big honkin’ mountain.  OK, big for me, and it was harder than when we did the same one five years earlier.  Why?  Age?  Really?  Maybe.  It took me a while to figure out that it was a combo of going way too fast without breaks and not eating part of my delicious lunch that I was “saving” for the big payoff at top.  Silly.

At the tone…

Today I found out about the valuable options of our boring old Verizon conference calling system.  Who knew (well I guess Ben knew) that you could reset all these things, online? 

I made it stop prompting for name – I never use the role call or announce-on-entry so it’s just an annoyance and now gone.

I set it up to start when the FIRST person dials in, not wait for the host.  Still good to be on time but if not, the conversation.

Easy changes, big payoff!

Thanks For…

Everything! I am learning that many of my lessons are about Gratitude. So much so, that I am making a new category for it. I don’t know if I’ll get to backtracking and categorizing, but going forward I’ll use the new category. I don’t even know what you do with categories, but you can be sure that I’ll share it when I learn it!