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Tag Archives: transformational leadership
(#416) A Safe Place to Land
I kept hearing about the connections between congregants and neighborhood, congregants and congregants, as well as congregants and their own souls. Consider this. It’s 1993. You are an exuberant minister with a young and growing family. You walk into a … Continue reading
Posted in acceptance, assumptions, authenticity, Being REMARKABLE, Choice, Civility, collaboration, Communication, core values, vulnerability, wisdom Tagged acceptance, assumptions, authenticity, awareness, communication, community, listening, reflection, religion, spirituality, transformational leadership, vulnerability 3 Comments
(#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
Posted in accountability, assumptions, authenticity, awareness, boundaries and limits, Critical Thinking, curiosity, leadership, Personal Wellbeing, resilience, Success, vulnerability, wisdom Tagged accountability, boundaries and limits, reflection, resilience, transformational leadership, wellbeing 1 Comment
(#370) What’s Your B.M.I. (Bureaucratic Mass Index)?
Has your bureaucracy morphed into a soul-sucking and resilience-retarding beast? Bureaucracy catches a lot of heat. “The Bureaucracy.” When something goes wrong….blame it on “The Bureaucracy.” Of course, “The Bureaucracy” provides the structure. The people (the bureaucrats) make it move … Continue reading
Posted in bureaucracy, collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, decision making, Haters, institutional climate, institutional culture, leadership, resilience, transactional leadership, transformational leadership Tagged bureaucracy, bureaucrat, Harvard Business Review, leadership, management, organizational resilience, resilience, transactional leaders, transformational leadership 1 Comment
(#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
Posted in ageing, Appreciation, authenticity, Being REMARKABLE, effective teaching, empathy, Excellence, fitness, Gratitude, legacy, Life lessons Tagged aging and wisdom, authenticity, empathy, gratitude, grit, humility, learning, legacy, mental fitness, relationships, resilience, teaching, transformational leadership, wisdom 2 Comments
(#310) Plussing + Amplification = Authentic Quality
What can you do this week to plus a situation and amplify someone’s position? Seasoned Improv players understand and regularly use the “Yes, And” strategy. “Yes, And” moves a scene and its players along. “Yes, But” is a scene killer. … Continue reading
(#297) In Their Words: Leadership and Collaboration
The leadership concepts and exhortations below can be summed up in a word, RESPECT. Respect for your abilities, respect for your followers, respect for your team, respect for the mission, respect for humor, and respect for relationship building. My inspiration … Continue reading
Posted in leadership, Life lessons, respect, transformational leadership Tagged collaboration, dignity, respect, transformational leadership 2 Comments
(#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
Posted in leadership Tagged leadership, transactional leadership, transformational leadership 7 Comments