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Leaders of Hope

December 7, 2016 0 Comments
Leaders of Hope

The Swamp of Innovation It’s hard to remember that our task is to drain the swamp when the alligators of failure keep taking bites out of our hope and persistence. We all know the story of Edison and his 10,000 tries to find the right construction for the light bulb enclosure and filament. How does […]

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Leading Forward

November 23, 2016 0 Comments
Leading Forward

I’ve heard it said that if you aren’t moving your organization forward, you’re dying. There is no such thing as standing still. Can’t Go Backwards The reason that you can’t go backwards is simple. You are not the same person. Your organization is not the same organization. The marketplace has moved on. Your customers have […]

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Leaders and Self-Worth

November 9, 2016 0 Comments
Leaders and Self-Worth

Attitude Self-esteem and self-worth are a matter of attitude about one’s own value to loved ones and the community. If a person also has a strong sense of humility to go along with a strong self-worth, then the stage is set for a very effective leader. Confidence, self-worth and humility combine to make space for […]

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The Devil is in the Details

September 14, 2016 0 Comments
The Devil is in the Details

Yep, the devil is in the details. Meaning what, exactly? What are your intentions when you speak those words out loud or mumble them to yourself? If you’re reminding yourself that you haven’t thought this project through enough to understand what’s involved, then fine. If you’re sounding a cautionary note for me, as a would […]

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IPNB and Leadership

June 15, 2016 0 Comments
IPNB and Leadership

Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) is an interdisciplinary attempt to unify all branches of science to define what the human “mind” actually is. The science disciplines involved include: Anthropology, Biology (developmental, evolution, genetics, zoology), Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Developmental Psychopathology, Linguistics, Neuroscience (affective, cognitive, developmental, social), Mathematics, Mental Health, Physics, Psychiatry, Psychology (cognitive, developmental, evolutionary, experimental, of […]

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Born on Third Base

November 25, 2015 0 Comments
Born on Third Base

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the United States. I regularly, meaning several times each year, go through a specific exercise to think about those things for which I am grateful. Even those among us who are disadvantaged or going through difficult financial or health issues, can be grateful for having been born here or able […]

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The Wisdom of Silence

June 24, 2015 0 Comments
The Wisdom of Silence

There are times when it pays to speak up. Indeed, there are times when in order to be true to our values we must speak up and take action. Whenever we see someone being demeaned, bullied, slandered or disregarded we do well to speak up on their behalf. Less obvious are the moments when we […]

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Leadership balance – external vs internal

June 17, 2015 0 Comments
Leadership balance – external vs internal

Building leadership character requires understanding both the external, professional environment and your strongly held internal, moral values. According to UCLA surveys, in 1966 80% of college freshmen stated that they were strongly motivated to develop a meaningful philosophy of life. Today, less than half of them say that. In 1966 42% of college freshmen stated […]

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Leadership and the Unpersuadable.

February 25, 2015 0 Comments
Leadership and the Unpersuadable.

Anyone who has been on the leadership end of a large change initiative knows that there are some folks who appear to simply be “unpersuadable.” They are the “NO! Sayers.” Somehow, the leaders — especially the executive sponsor of the change initiative — must at least try to find a way to persuade them even in the face of it […]

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To Question is the Answer

November 26, 2014 0 Comments
To Question is the Answer

When I left the corporate world and first started my practice, I was a management consultant (as opposed to my present practice as an executive coach). Early on, I was advised by my mentor that it would be a good thing if I found out why people decided to engage our services. That is, to […]

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