Jeff McManus grows things. As the Director of Landscape Services at the University of Mississippi, he grows plants….he grows people….he grows ideas. Jeff is a problem-solver, understanding that doing more with less is a 21st century mandate.
At some point in this postmodern life, individual greatness has lost its appeal for many of us. It has been commodified and relegated to those who are measured by shortest/longest times, impressive distances, highest heights, lowest lows, medals won, honors given…and again…Aristotle and Nike got it right…GREATNESS is what we can DO…every day…without recognition or reward, but for the satisfaction that comes from meeting the challenge, creating a team, and overcoming the odds. And that is what Growing Weeders into Leaders is about. Available September 2017.
“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” —Warren Bennis What is the purpose behind the work you do every day? Pretty standard responses to this question include “to provide for myself” or “to provide for my family.” Althou
“Average leaders inspire people to punch a time clock. Great leaders inspire industry and passion.” Joseph B. Wirthlin Becoming an effective leader isn’t always easy. Leadership styles are often developed unintentionally, learned from others who led be
“Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and actions” – Harold S. Geenen If you’re looking to grow a leadership culture at your organization, three leadership styles can help you achieve your goal. Think about a...