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JESSUP LEADERSHIP

Producing change and building lives through authenticity, inspiration, empathy, and innovation

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David Timms

Three Killer P’s

Psychologist Martin Seligman has identified three P's that can stunt our recovery from loss and undercut our resilience as human beings. These P's sometimes come into play when we experience trauma or loss. Grief opens the door to these soul-sapping... Continue Reading →

Leadership by the Numbers

Statistics can be deceptive, but sometimes the research provides an important call to action. Here are some compelling numbers. Right now, ten thousand baby boomers (people born 1946-1964) are retiring every day. Yes, every day. Ten thousand. This mass retirement movement means... Continue Reading →

The Main Thing

The late Stephen Covey used to say, "The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing" (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People). Sometimes he would then demonstrate this using a bucket and rocks. If you have... Continue Reading →

Get Ready; Be Ready

In Rogue Heroes (2016), Ben MacIntyre tells the story of the formation of the British SAS (Special Air Service) in World War II. The SAS would eventually serve as the model for the U.S. Navy Seals and Delta Force as well... Continue Reading →

Conveyor Belt Leadership

The American education system is fundamentally broken. Authors Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith (Most Likely to Succeed, 2015) provide a compelling portrait of the American educational landscape, and it's not pretty. They argue, rather convincingly, that our educational system was... Continue Reading →

Powerless Communication

The research is in. Powerless communication prevails. Yes. You read that correctly. Adam Grant (Give and Take, 2014: 126-154) makes the compelling case that powerful communication (especially in day-to-day interactions) turns out to be far less effective than powerless communication.... Continue Reading →

Humor & Leadership

Kevin Cashman (Leadership From the Inside Out, 2008) surprised me. Tucked deep inside his seminal work on leadership, he tackled a topic I have rarely heard anyone else raise. Quoting Daniel Pink, he writes: "Play is emerging from the shadows... Continue Reading →

What Matters Most

"This is the journey that men make: to find themselves. If they fail to do this, it doesn't matter much what else they find." -- James Micheneris Leadership usually looks outward. We talk about vision-casting, influencing others, managing organizations, creating... Continue Reading →

The Challenge of Change

"Not long ago a medical study showed that if heart doctors tell their seriously at-risk heart patients that they will literally die if they do not make changes to their personal lives -- diet, exercise, smoking -- still only one... Continue Reading →

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