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The Economic and Social Impact of Language

SLE languages taught

Nelson Mandela said, “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” With the rise of China, India and other Asian countries, what languages do we teach in school? Bengali?Punjabi? Nope. Think this is a bit » Read More

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Funny Business of a Leader

Sense of Humor

Funny Business of a Leader Mahatma Gandhi said,  “If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.”   In the crazy, hectic world we live in, a good sense of humor is no longer an option or an accessory- it’s an essential trait for successful leaders.  Humor can help us be » Read More

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Being Leader-ish: When You’re Not Quite a Leader

Half-full or half-empty

  ish. This is the word we use when something is stuck between being and not being. Between is and is not. For example, we might say, “that shirt is red-ish.” Or, “I’m feeling sick-ish.” And sometimes, “the weather is a bit warm-ish.” Describing things as ish is handy, because it helps us avoid committing when » Read More

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The journey to your authentic leadership

Compass Pointing the Way to Leadership in Business

“We all have the capacity to inspire and empower others. But we must first be willing to devote ourselves to our personal growth and development as leaders.” Bill George Over the past several years, people have developed a deep distrust of leaders. From politicians to business executives to community leaders, people are finding it difficult » Read More

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The Mindful Heart – Leading ourselves and others mindfully

mindfulness

“Mindfulness lets us absorb the richness of the moment instead of going through life with half of our attention on the past or future or our own mental chatter.” Wisdom Commons As leaders, we are accountable for creating environments in which our teams are nurtured and energized. Our culture innovates and flourish, and our communities » Read More

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Simon Cowell – Leadership Guru

Women in Film and Television Awards

Simon Cowell… His name conjures up visions of other great villains in history.  He’s the Darth Vader of music shows, the Hannibal Lecter of aspiring singers.  And I love it. “Why, are you as twisted as he is?” you may ask. Maybe, but the reason I love watching him is not the pain he inflicts, » Read More

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Leading Like Rickey

baseball

The movie 42 tells the story of how Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier to become the first African American man to play Major League Baseball.  Amidst continuous racial discrimination and taunting from fans and players alike, he led his team to a National League pennant in his first season. Robinson earned Rookie of the » Read More

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Help Your Employees to Manage Up

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I finished a training series recently.  On the evaluation forms I suggested a variety of topics that we could do next.  Among topics like Managing Stress and Managing Change, I added “Managing Up.” This topic provoked the most interest, far and away.  I followed up with an anonymous survey to get really specific as to » Read More

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When Tragedy Strikes, Leaders Must Rise

The Great Rescue

Tragedy comes in all forms. Some are the result of human decisions, such as making a bad investment that financially ruins a company, or a decision to take lives as we saw unfold in Newtown, Connecticut. Some tragedies are out of our control, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis. A common thread to all of » Read More

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The Transparency Debate: How Much Should Leaders Share?

authentic leadership

As leaders grow in levels of responsibility, scope and scale, the issue of “transparency” becomes more significant.  Executives have insights into confidential strategy, complex nuances, and serious situations.  They also have large teams and a customer base watching every move.   It’s common practice for leaders to pull back more as they rise in the » Read More

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