There are thousands of articles written about the differences between a leader and a manager. Most of us who have been in the workforce for several years have more than likely had both. I am not sharing with you today to debate the differences as much as I am sharing to highlight a formula I feel is necessary for anyone to evolve from being a manager to an effective leader. The EM squared formula suggests that to be an effective leader one must encourage, motivate and mentor.
Did you watch the Kentucky Derby? Were you there? Maximum Security was clearly winning, until he didn't. How many times in each of our lives have we been winning, but then we veered off course? We were rolling along with the wind at our back, and for no apparent reason, we lost focus. We got out of our lane and lost momentum. Many times we are winning the morning, the day or even this crazy game called life when we lose our way. We veer off course. We take our eyes off