Thousand Yard Stare is now Healthy Leadership Habits.
I’ve decided to rebrand the journal for a number of reasons, but mostly because I feel the purpose has changed. As the leadership articles began to move more toward providing solutions instead of processing experiences, I thought the title of Thousand Yard Stare gave a mixed message. A “thousand yard stare” is the daze a soldier gets from the stress of battle. Originally, I thought that title was an apt description of how I felt as a leader and I also wanted a “from-the-front-lines” feel to my content. But things have changed, and so have I. I’m getting healthy. And I’m no longer the battle weary soldier. I’m a teacher. I’m a helper for people who need it. My content is still based on experience, still built on the foundation of lessons learned, and supported with the thinking of mentors and others who are doing it well. It’s just in a different context.
So Healthy Leadership Habits is just what it describes…best practices and advice for the kind of thinking and behavior that when repeated can become second nature. I often write about the fact that when most writers and leaders define leadership a certain way, what they really mean to do is define good leadership. So the new site and new brand is about building a context around good leadership–what it is, what it looks like, how it thinks and acts, and what the result is. The articles are shorter and try to provide more “constructs” for the principles I’m introducing. I hope it is helpful for you as you lead in every direction–leading yourself, those under you, your peers around you, and even those in authority above you.
For those of you who have helped with TYS and subscribed to the journal, please continue to support my mission to help people lead one another well over at HLH. TYS’s material will still be up and available but all the old content has been moved over to the new site with all the same tag, etc. Join me in the new venture!