Story #1. I gave David, the board member, several ideas privately on how he could improve the new business strategy of the startup. I expected him to go directly to the CEO and explain these to him. To my pleasant surprise he made all the suggestions in an email and attributed all the ideas to me, thus giving me full credit for them. My respect for him increased exponentially. I will always be willing to help David.
Leadership, just like good photography, has to take advantage of the “Golden Hour”
Photographers are acquainted with the term “the golden hour”. It refers to the timing related to where the sun is when you take photographs. The golden hour is that time just around sunrise and sunset and it usually is no longer than an hour. Colors and shadows are unique and vibrant, and you can take advantage of the angles of natural light. To catch the golden hour takes time and effort. I took the above photo during this golden hour in 2014 on the Island of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea. Continue reading