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Everyone needs success partners to come along side and help them to achieve the dreams that they envisioned for themselves. I am the Dream Partner Catalyst because I come along side small businesses, nonprofits and faith-based organizations and leaders and help propel them toward their dream visions. I hope you find these posts encouraging!

Monday, August 10, 2009

How Flexible is your Leadership Neck?

Necks turn left, right, up, and down, but they don't spend a lot of time
looking back. How stiff or flexible is your leadership neck? At the turn of the 20th century, information was doubling every 20 years. Now, information is doubling every 20 days. With the advances of the internet and technology, information is coming at us at lightening speed, flexibility is one of the key needs and skills of an excellent leader.

Flexibility is demonstrated by the ability to let go of old actions, beliefs, patterns and services and move toward new ones that better meet the identified needs of your stakeholders. In Spencer Johnson Book, Who Moved My Cheese, the short story parable about mice and little people who are searching for cheese in a maze, the characters learn interesting lessons about change. One of the little people writes his learning's on the wall of the maze. Two of my favorite learning's on the wall are: Movement in a new direction leads you to new cheese. And, Old beliefs do not lead you to new cheese.

Flexibility is not just a nice skill to have, it's a survival skill. Leaders need to be open to options when problem solving or opportunity seeking to stay ahead of the curve. We will be working the issue of flexibility, the neck of a leader, in the Redwood Sisterhood's upcoming Leadership Anatomy Women's Retreat November 18-22, 2009 in the Sonoma Valley of California. Check our the retreat information HERE and also check out our Leadership Anatomy 101 Summary podcast by clicking HERE.


  1. One of my favorite books is Who Moved My Cheese. I agree with you 100% about flexibility.