I received an early Christmas gift: a signed copy of Urban Meyer’s (Ohio State football coach) new book:
Above The Line: Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Season
This is a must read for association professionals and nonprofit executives.
Here are some quick excerpts:
Above the Line: Intentional. On Purpose. Skillful.
Below the Line: Impulsive. On Autopilot. Resistant.
- Blame (others). Complain (about circumstances). D (defend yourself).
|The powerful leadership equation:|
(Event + Response = Outcome)
Six elements of the R (response) factor:
R1 = Press pause.
R2 = Get your mind right.
R3 = Step up.
R4 = Adjust & adapt.
R5 = Make a difference.
R6 = Build skills.
Tim Knight (founder of a leadership development firm) shared with Meyer that leadership is the triggering factor in the Performance Pathway:
Above the Line thinking.
- Leaders create culture.
- Culture drives behavior.
- Behavior produces results.