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(#251) Transformational Leadership


These leaders literally transform our workplaces and our lives into empowerment zones. How many have you had? Think of the supervisors you have had over the course of your working life.  Take a moment and write the names of four … Continue reading

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(#401) Improv and Leadership


Incompetent and fear-based managers rely on rigid scripts. Sam Wasson’s Improv Nation: How We Made a Great American Art provides lessons for transformational leadership. As early Improv players experimented and developed the art form, they learned the power of two … Continue reading

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(#319) Relationships and Leadership


The demagogic hot head may catch attention—for a while. But soon he will burn his staff out. Relationships. The concept keeps appearing in one way or another. If we fail to pay attention to the importance of authentic human connections, … Continue reading

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(#439) Are You Paying Attention to the People in Front of You?


Collaboration does not come from telling, yelling, or selling people. It comes from considered conversation. Four quotes that remind us to pay attention to the people sitting at the table. “Who are these people and what do they want?”—Jim Young … Continue reading

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(#292) A Blogger’s Retrospective: 2015 in Review


May your 2016 goals lead to your actions and your actions lead to your dreams. While sitting in an Austin hotel room at the end of May 2010, I wrote my first post for this blog. I had 3 goals: … Continue reading

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(Issue #478) A Possibility Conversation


Dig down … why do you remember this and why does it speaks to your soul? Eulogy or résumé virtue? Juxtaposition of experiences leading to a common conclusion. Experience #1 goes back to a challenge I have offered to audiences. … Continue reading

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(#457) Responsibility: Important Questions to Consider


This week’s blog post draws on the fifth core value from Community as a Safe Place to Land (2019): Act with RESPONSIBILITY toward others and ourselves. Our personal dreams and challenges give us direction. Our actions (or inaction) create our reality. The … Continue reading

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(#427) Someone Must be the Grown-Up in the Room


The leader helps us see what is possible, especially when we do not have that vision in our experience. Transformation does not just appear. It requires vision, thought, communication, respect, difficult questioning, and better listening. Transformational leaders help orchestrate that … Continue reading

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(#409) More with Less or Less with More?


If the “more-with-less crisis” is followed by another “more-with-less crisis” and yet another, simple arithmetic indicates with each “more” there is a lot “less.” And then that becomes the norm.   Toward the end of my high school teaching career the … Continue reading

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(#332) 100 Years of Resilience


“Life is not about me, it’s about others.” -Frances Bartlett Kinne- It is 1917 and Oregon beats Pennsylvania (14-0) in the Rose Bowl.  German U-boats stalk international waters. The US Supreme Court upholds the 8-hour workday for railroad workers.  The … Continue reading

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