In April, I was diagnosed with blood clots in my lungs and in my leg. I had not felt well for almost a year. I am ready to begin blogging again about leadership issues. I am more than halfway through my master’s studies in Management and Leadership. I am feeling much better than I have in months. Life has taught me so many lessons lately that I am eager to share. Life is full of hurdles and as a leader you will face many challenges. You will be remembered as much for your victories during turbulent times than you will for anything else. As you consider your career and the challenges you face, remember that it is your resilience that will define you. We work in an environment of constant change in both the business environment and in society as a whole. How you handle these changes will determine the success of your leadership and career.
Scott C. MathenyWelcome to my blog! My name is Scott Matheny, author of What Great Leaders Do: Lessons from the Gridiron that Will Transform the Way You Lead and I'm a former NFL chaplain who is passionate about developing the next great generation of leaders! I spent eleven seasons serving as chaplain for the New York Jets. I saw it all. I saw great men accomplish great things. I saw men overcome adversity in ways that are almost indescribable. I witnessed exhilarating victories and deflating losses. None of it was lost on me. I kept mental notes all the time. I know of no other more competitive business than the National Football League. At the end of the season, there is but one winner in the world. Everyone tries, everyone prepares, everyone hopes… and ONE team is crowned champion. Most people don’t recall who finished in second place. Most people don’t care. Maybe you don’t feel that you have what it takes to lead. Maybe you are unsure about your ability to take people where they need to go. If so, I can help. You don’t have to be an NFL player or coach to lead effectively, but you can learn from these men who have led at the highest levels. I firmly believe that if you apply the principles in my book and my blog, you will automatically jump to the head of the class. People will follow you and that is what leading is all about. Please come back often!