Category Archives: self-regulatory behavior

(#403) Create Your Own Story Or Someone Else Will


It may be too late. Perhaps you have witnessed it.  People in a leadership position who fail to communicate clearly and effectively. An organization experiences gut-wrenching turnover, service decline, loss of client base, and eroding collegiality.  The people charged with … 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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(#356) Are You Listening Or Adding To The Noise?


With a world full of noise, how can we fine-tune the needed listening skill? This past week I facilitated a San Francisco workshop examining how colleges and universities envision and implement faculty development.  My session subtitle: What Important Questions Should … Continue reading

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(#291) Befriending Ourselves


Think of your favorite novels.  More than likely the protagonists did not follow a straight line from the beginning to the end of the story. Your life journey is the same. You are the hero of your story. This past … Continue reading

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(#275) What Do You Carry In Your Backpack?


It’s one thing to know we need to shed the extra baggage but it is quite another thing to actually do it. Most often I do not have any idea what my next blog will address. There isn’t any grand … Continue reading

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(#269) Yes And


It is interesting that we can point to others as being intransigent in their thinking while we pat ourselves on the back as possessing true critical thinking skills. Collective monologues and confirmation bias will derail any potential for a meaningful conversation. … Continue reading

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(#262) Resilience: What’s Your Story?


What autobiography  have you created? Time for a revision? This month’s Time magazine (June 1, 2015) hit harmonious chords about actions that can create disharmonious life situations.  In “The Science of Bouncing Back” Mandy Oaklander explores strategies for resilience. Citing … Continue reading

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