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The Law of Navigation

I bought a new book on leadership for my birthday this week. It rocks! I'm only a couple chapters in to the book but I already love it. The book is The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership  by John C. Maxwell. This book is chock full of great advise and good examples. The chapter I'm on is about the "Law of Navigation." Great leaders know where they are going and visualize how to get there. The example that hit home to me is of Roald Amundsen vs. Robert Scott. Both men led expeditions to be the first to reach the South Pole. Amundsen's team managed the feat well, while Scott and his men all perished. What was the difference? Amundsen spent a lot of time thinking about the entire voyage. He could visualize the trip sufficiently well that he could spot key problems they would potentially run into. He then searched out the people who could help him solve those problems. He traveled far and wide to be able to have the knowledge necessary to successfully complete the tr


Welcome to the Revelatory Leadership blog! This blog is about my journey in learning leadership skills and principles. While I have several leadership roles, both formal and informal, I don't pretend to be a great leader who knows how everything *should* happen. I do have a Ph.D., but it is in Civil and Environmental Engineering, which pretty much has nothing to do with leadership skills. I have taken leadership training courses, and read many books on leadership, but I find that those really do not make you into a top tier leader, they just let you know things to think about and concepts you get to work out how to apply in your life. My goal in creating this blog is to document my ongoing leadership learning. I firmly believe that great leaders continue to learn and, in fact, inspire a culture of learning.  I hope you will join me in this life-long journey of learning. Why "revelatory"? This may seem like a bit of an awkward title for my blog. (And, in fact, most of