Thought-full Thursday: Your First Order of Business


Every Thursday, we provide you with a thoughtful way to coach yourself – something all leaders need to do. So take five and enjoy the inspirational quotes and reflect on the questions that follow. Your comments and answers to the questions are most welcome!


The first order of business is to build a group of people who, under the influence of the institution, grow taller and become healthier, stronger, more autonomous. ~Robert Greenleaf

  • What does your inner wisdom say about the developmental needs of your followers?
  • What is it costing you and your organization to put “developing others” last on your priority list?
  • If you could begin now to conceptualize what it would mean to help your followers grow, where would you begin?


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Mary Jo Asmus is the founder and President of Aspire Collaborative Services LLC, an executive coach, writer, internationally recognized thought leader, and a consultant who partners with organizations of all kinds to develop and administer coaching programs. She has “walked in your shoes” as a former leader in a Fortune company.


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