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February 2017

Leadership & Burnout

In the winter of 2003, I wanted to give up. Having been thrust into somewhat public leadership at an early age, signs of fatigue and emotional brokenness were bubbling to the surface. I learned only later that these were symptoms... Continue Reading →

Friday Quote

"Today authenticity is seen as the gold standard for leadership." -- Bill George, Discover Your True North (2015) In the twentieth century, leadership was largely defined by charisma, strength, experience, and IQ. But with the chronic ethical failures of businesses,... Continue Reading →

Leadership or Dictatorship?

"True leadership only exists if people follow when they have the freedom not to." -- Jim Collins, Good to Great and the Social Sectors: 13 Jim Collins, renowned author of two best-sellers (Built to Last and Good to Great), offers... Continue Reading →

Friday Quote

“A keen sense of humor helps us overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerate the unpleasant, overcome the unexpected, and outlast the unbearable.” -Billy Graham   Go ahead a laugh with someone today. It’s good for you now and you... Continue Reading →

Leadership and Love

  Since 2004, the amount of money spent on Valentine’s Day has climbed dramatically (48%). In 2004 Americans spent $12 billion; in 2016 it was near $20 billion. Men outspent women by nearly 100 percent. But are we learning anything... Continue Reading →

Friday Quote

Preservation of one's own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures. - Cesar Chavez It has been said that it is a leader's job to shape culture. If this is true, how does one go about influencing culture,... Continue Reading →

Leading Across Cultures

Can leaders employ the same approaches in Beijing, China as they do in Lagos, Nigeria or Chicago, Illinois? As one who has engaged in a diversity of cultures, this question piques my curiosity. Because most leadership scholarship arises out of... Continue Reading →

Friday Quote

"What all people want is a sense that they are valued, a sense of community where they belong to something special, and a sense of personal purpose. When those needs are met, people feel fulfilled in their roles and empowered... Continue Reading →

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