We get more of what we’re looking for, says Laura Goodrich, the author of Seeing Red Cars.
If we focus on what we don’t want, we get more of what we don’t want.
If we focus on what we do want, we get more of that, as well.
I haven’t read the book yet, but the idea certainly resonates with me.
I’ll share some recent examples from my own life.
Friday, I attended a local social media breakfast. I connected with a lot of new people and enjoyed lots of great conversation.
The most memorable conversation, though, centered on the dearth of leadership in organizations.
The new friends I met lamented about the frustration they have seen — and experienced — in organizations where people in management are so concerned about billable hours that they neglect the culture and relationships in the organization. Managers see time spent on training and development of people as detracting from the bottom line.
Saturday morning, I went running with a friend. She shared about some struggles at work with a co-worker and some communication difficulties they are experiencing. Their relationship issues are getting in the way of their ability to get things done.
This is what I am seeing, everywhere: the need for effective leaders, the need for training and resources to build effective leaders.
Because I am focused on it, I see the need and I also see the opportunities.
And although I know that one book can’t be the answer to every leadership need our world faces, I am convinced that my friends Kevin Eikenberry and Guy Harris have written a book that can make a real difference in individual leaders’ lives and also in organizations.
As people read and implement the ideas in From Bud to Boss they will grow in their effectiveness as leaders and as people. They will find solutions to their communication difficulties; they will find new ways to work through conflict; they will learn how to set goals for themselves, their teams, and their organizations.
I see: From Bud to Boss on desks across America and around the world, propped open, highlighted, coffee stained, read, lived out.
I see: From Bud to Boss in the offices of HR directors, lining the shelves, waiting to be distributed to new supervisors when they are promoted.
I see: lots of activity in the Bud to Boss Community as people share stories about their leadership journeys and find more resources to help them grow and develop.
I see: this one book making a real difference in helping people improve as leaders.
What do you see?
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