We have recently switched at Ebsco Spring, to Word Press for our Blogs.
As I struggle to learn a new format and new tools, I have begun to ask myself, “What am I talking about?”. I have been blogging for almost a year now. It’s time to refine what am I trying to say and who am I trying to say it to.
I actually have two audiences I want to reach. The first is the team at Ebsco. I hope these blogs give them a better understanding of who I am and why I am attempting the things I do. I always attempt to convey the why behind the what but my hope is these blogs will provide a better understanding of the who behind the why.
My second audience is other business leaders. Most of these blogs focus on a theory, practice or school of thought in leadership. I hold no illusion that I am the best qualified person to provide guidance in leadership. What I can provide is Real World examples of the theories and practices applied. These blogs will allow others to see the theoretical meet the practical. My stories share my experiences applying knowledge I have gained in my 32 years of management.
Some of my stories will hold triumphs that reinforce the theories and practices, others will share failures where they were not applied properly, not used at all or maybe a case where they were just wrong. Regardless they should all provide opportunities to learn.
Learning from academics and text books is an important part of leadership. This blog offers the practical side . Where the rubber meets the road. You will see first hand, what to avoid and what to embrace.
I hope others will follow this blog and find it of value. I do not consider myself a great writer but I always strive to provide real situations, in real terms that are easy to follow.
So on to my second year of blogging at Ebsco Spring. Hope you enjoy the trip.