When two steps back is two steps forward

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. CS Lewis

Quote from Mere Christianity, via Relevant.

Image: Brandy Ybarra

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How to lead: Collaboration vs. control

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Reporter Rob Asghar, via a Forbes article on how corporate CEOs could learn a thing or two about leading from college presidents:

As one college president told me, ‘You don’t say, ‘‘Professor Smith, I need you to make this change.’’ Instead, you say, ‘‘Professor Smith, I have a great idea I’d like to run past you. I really need your input in order to make this work, and I wonder if you have any thoughts about how to improve my idea and how to implement it?’’’”

Scales always lie.

Scales always lie -- quote by Ann Voskamp

This quote is taken from an excellent article on Ann Voskamp’s blog, based on a conversation with her daughter about comparing and measuring ourselves against others.

Here’s another great thought she shares:

“Know how Dad always tells the boys when they’re building something? ‘Measure twice cut once.’

“Well, when you’re building a life? Measure yourself once against anyone else – and you cut twice: them and you.”

I highly recommend that you read the whole thing…