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March 7, 2019

Laura was busy. REALLY busy. And really productive, too. In addition to working as a vice president at her company, she sat on several boards, was active with local community initiatives, was looking after her elderly dad, and was the executor on her deceased brother’s...

February 21, 2019

I spent much of my life "crunching" decisions and problems, using mostly logic. Although I'm embarrassed to admit it, I was in my 30s before I realized that most people don't use that process. It took until I was in my 40s to realize that I was rarely aware of what I w...

February 6, 2019

Have you been working to make a significant change in the world?

Do want want to be more effective in your calling while helping humanity and Earth?

Are you ready to engage more of your potential? And receive a sustainability leadership certificate in executive education...

January 11, 2019

Growing up in the second half of the 20thcentury, and coming of age in the 70’s and 80’s was both empowering and frustrating. Since my mom owned and operated a successful knitting mill, I grew up with a role model of empowerment and success, and a belief that I could a...

December 28, 2018

Leadership involves treading on the tightropes of multiple tensions:

  • between creating space for creativity while maintaining enough structure to lead to a great result; 

  • between fostering innovation and change and still meaningfully honoring history and traditi...

December 14, 2018

A lot has happened in the two months since my last blog post here. I’ve had to take a sabbatical from blogging, mostly because I have not had the bandwidth and time to write. The most significant reason is that I’ve moved my mother in with me after she had a middle-of-...

October 11, 2018

The last blog post here was about deepening listening skills and focused on what I label Listening 1.0 to Listening 3.0. I mentioned that while it was a transformational upgrade for many of my clients, and my own goals, some clients (and a couple of my own objectives)...

September 27, 2018

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been really well trained in listening with my rational mind, aiming to “figure out” the problem or task I’m faced with, and then react with an action or suggested solution to “fix” the “problem” or otherwise make something objectionable...

August 23, 2018

For more than 20 years researcher have studied the concept of trust: trust in leaders, trust in organizations, interpersonal trust, and so on. Kouzes and Posner (1995) studied interpersonal trust and its role as a key contributor to effectiveness, for example.  Interes...

August 9, 2018

There’s one singular practice that makes an immense difference in our ability to lead well.

This practice helps keep you physically energized all day, so that you can power through meetings and tasks. It helps you retain your mentally acuity, so that your focus is sharp...

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