Bootstrap Leadership

Mentors Can Show You the Way

The great thing about developing yourself as a leader is that you don’t have to make the journey alone. There is an ancient Buddhist proverb that says: “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear”.  Loosely translated, this means that when you’re open and willing to listen, you will find the answers from someone who has been down the... read more

The Power of Storytelling

By now it's common knowledge that storytelling is a great way for leaders to convey a message, share their experiences, or inspire an audience.  Listen to just about any speech, and if your attention starts to drift, see if you don't come right back to the speaker if they start telling a story.  That’s how powerful stories are – we're... read more

The Art of Taking Notes

This week, I was talking with a friend who had just attended an offsite conference. We got to talking about the value and luxury of being able to sit and listen to a presentation by someone else in your field of expertise. Not only do you stand a decent chance of picking up some new knowledge and information, but you... read more

Mentors Can Show You the Way

The great thing about developing yourself as a leader is that you don’t have to make the journey alone.  There is an ancient Buddhist proverb that says: “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear”.  Loosely translated, this means that when you’re open and willing to listen, you will find the answers from someone who has been down the... read more

How to Run an Effective Meeting

Most leaders conduct staff meetings with their teams; it’s where they share updates, solve problems, and produce alignment for the course ahead. I believe it’s essential for the leader to hold regular staff meetings, and always recommend a specific schedule, timeframe and agenda that’s easy to execute. First, I think leaders should conduct staff meetings every week, and think it’s important... read more