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We are entering the time of commencement speeches. Some may go viral while others will evaporate as soon as the words are spoken. It is an important time, nonetheless, as a younger generation enters the next phase of their life and leadership path.
A millennial leader address to other leaders
It might be interesting to switch the roles.[…] Continue Reading »
Have you ever been frustrated by name-calling, finger-pointing and the blame game? Or watched how harsh judgments can divide people, divide organizations and result in inefficiency and ineffectiveness?
For 20 years, I’ve observed the impact that judgment has on relationships, families, organizations, neighbors, communities and nations.
When I was a youth director, I noticed that when teens with a strong vision for their own lives said “no” to what was popular to stay focused on personal goals, their peers frequently perceived that they were being judged — even when they weren’t.[…] Continue Reading »
One of my favorite topics is character-based leadership, or leading from who you are rather than your power or position.
When we’re challenged to be something we’re not, it drains us. But when we get to be our best self, we bring our best energy and we can become superheroes, solving problems and saving careers even in ordinary situations.[…] Continue Reading »
Feeling adrift in a business world where uncertainty is the norm? Where complex problems bubble up quickly and defy conventional leadership thinking? Where, as CCL’s Nick Petrie writes, “Hindsight does not lead to foresight since the elements and conditions of the system can be in continual flux”?
If so, it’s time to hang up on heroic leadership — the notion that a single person has all the answers — and embrace a new orientation to leading yourself and others: flexibility.[…] Continue Reading »
Profit is killing your business. It hinders your career. It prevents employees from achieving their dreams. It derails potentially great leaders from rising to the top.
Don’t get me wrong. There’s nothing inherently evil about profit. You’ll do your job today expecting to profit from the work you do. The business you serve expects to earn a profit on the product or service they provide.[…] Continue Reading »