Tag: leadership

09 Feb

Book Review: Leading Imperfectly By James Robilotta

Books No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

Since I’m connected to so many speakers who end up writing a self-published (read lower quality) book, I get nervous when one asks me to read theirs. I want to read their book in support of our friendship, but I also want to be known as a friend who shares more than just praise. When […]

03 Sep

Share Your Stage With Those Around You

Towards the end of a Dance Floor Theory Orientation Keytalk, I introduce the students to one of our Swift Kick core values which is, “Feed Your Butterflies.” I challenge the students to come up with one butterfly they are going to feed as they start their college career. Then I invite them share with the […]

13 Aug

5 Questions To Help You Discover & Stay In Your Zone of Genius

Creativity, EO, Leadership No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

Last night my EO Forum welcomed business coach, Lois Barth, to talk with us for about 90 minutes on our Zone of Genius (ZOG). The term was originally coined from Gay Hendricks in his book, The Big Leap. An individual’s ZOG is comprised of the activities in which she is uniquely qualified to do and […]

24 Apr

Facilitating for Your Own

Last night I was running an activity that I’ve done hundreds of times for other groups, but for some reason it didn’t have the same pop that it normally has. After thinking about it some more, I think the reason it lacked the pop was because I’m a peer with the members in the group, […]

11 Mar

EO: President Elect Elect

Entrepreneurship, EO, Leadership No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

A friend of mine, Gary Tuerack, was the first person to tell me about the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) as a support group for people who have built businesses from the ground up. He didn’t just talk about it, he raved. So once my previous company, Red Rover, was qualified, I jumped in and joined EO. […]

19 Aug

Laying Tracks for Motivated Trains

Three quick stories, one important point. Story #1: Last week, before my soccer match, I watched a little league softball game on the field next to us. Surrounding the field was a collection of parents multitasking between the game, their blackberries, and babysitting their, even younger, offspring. One parent in particular was having a hard […]

12 Aug

Old Guard Looking Down On Leadership

I recently took on two leadership positions within the NY Entrepreneurs’ Organization. For me it was a no brainer to step up to a leadership position as I’ve learned multiple times in the past that the more involved I am in something, the more I learn and grow. It was interesting, however, to listen to […]

10 Jun

Q&A: My Thoughts on Leadership

Below is an inverview with MBA student, Lucas Salazar, for his Leadership and Management class at Lawrence Technological University. LS: How would you define effective leadership? TK: Effective leadership is the ability to create a clear vision, explain it to others, and build a team to make the vision happen. LS: Do you think leadership develops with […]

29 May

Every Entrepreneur’s Journey… [QUOTE]

Entrepreneurship, Quotes No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

“Every entrepreneur’s journey has a moment where they are the only person certain of success. At that moment, verify your vision is not ego.” – Micah Baldwin

25 Oct

Average Organizations vs Great Organizations [QUOTE]

“Average [organizations] give their people something to work on. Great [organizations] give their people something to work towards. The role of the leader is not to come up with all the great ideas. The role of a leader is to create an environment in which great ideas can happen.” – Simon, Sinek. Start With Why. 99.