Excited or Entrenched

Excited or Entrenched

Tracey Jones
The landscape of our lives is constantly changing which wreaks a great deal of havoc on humans who would often rather die than change. We lose relationships and our health, we miss once in a lifetime and repeated opportunities, yet we continue to blame everyone but ourselves.
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Research

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Research

Tracey Jones

This past week I moved one step closer to achieving one of my life goals; I completed my Prospectus hearing for my doctorate in leadership. This milestone includes the written front end of your dissertation and a briefing on your research problem and the methodology whereby you intend to go forth and gather data. My hearing was this past Wednesday and my readers and several faculty members who were with me since the beginning were in attendance.

Seeking an Organization that Turned Chaos into Opportunity

Seeking an Organization that Turned Chaos into Opportunity

Tracey Jones
Tremendous tribe, I need your help! I am searching for an organization that has successfully navigated its way through a challenge as part of my doctoral research on the perceptions of leader effectiveness in an organizational crisis. My goal is to conduct a case study on follower motivation and engagement as the crisis unfolded, and the team emerged on the other side. At the core of the proposed research is the study of leader perceptions in the follower's mind.
Lead Like a Tree

Lead Like a Tree

Tracey Jones

As leaders, we wear many hats. We are optimists, encouragers, ethicists, decision-makers, saviors, and sense-makers. So just like the mighty forests, we must do the same for ourselves and our organization. We need to be intentional about who we allow in our forest. After all, you cannot get it right without the right people. We need to stay nourished as well because leading others, although incredibly uplifting, can also be unbelievably draining. We must deal with bureaucracies, laws, budgets, attitudes, and global issues. To stay above the fray, we need to make sure our roots go deep; so deep that when the winds of change or fires of crisis come into our forest, we can not only survive, but thrive.

The Importance of Being Learned

The Importance of Being Learned

Tracey Jones
If you are considering going back to school, may I tell you how it changed my life and how it will change yours? After 35 years of leading others, I thought I pretty much knew most of what was out there. Boy, was I wrong. I can now approach the covenant of leadership with the street smarts of a practitioner and the books smarts of a scholar. That is indeed a blend of two tremendous worlds!
You say you want a leader…. but are you willing to be led?

You say you want a leader…. but are you willing to be led?

Tracey Jones
In life, we are all leaders. We lead by taking care of obligations such as paying bills, following the laws of the land, taking care of ourselves,...
Putting the Spec in Perspective

Putting the Spec in Perspective

Tracey Jones
Change is hard. Change is good. Change is death. Change is life. As the singular purpose for us to be alive is to evolve, why do we have such an ...
Leadership is Lifelong Learning

Leadership is Lifelong Learning

Tracey Jones
Growing up, I heard my father say the same quote countless times: “You’ll be the same person five years from now that you are today except for two ...
Followership First

Followership First

Tracey Jones
Followership is not a dirty word. In fact, it is one of the most beautiful words in our language. Followership is not about being a second rate or ...

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