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The Bottom Line

Business leaders have long talked about “the bottom line.” In for-profit ventures, increasing shareholder wealth reigns supreme. Money is the ultimate end, and “time is money”. You have probably also heard of the double-bottom-line principle. Not only should a company... Continue Reading →

I Would Never…

Jim is a short and smiley man I met in my doctoral program. He grew up in a Christian denomination, and helped lead a camp every summer to train up young men in Boyscout-like fashion. Jim and his colleagues taught... 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 →

3 Leadership Temptations

Greetings from Jessup Leadership! This week, Daniel Gluck shares a short video about 3 Leadership Temptations experienced by Jesus himself, and why they are important for leaders in our current cultural climate. Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbdLKSbdWpQ

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 →

Leaders as Reconcilers

I woke today feeling the weight of the socially and politically charged environment in which we live. Men with guns fire into random crowds. Tweeters rant on social media, shooting back and forth like a Wimbledon match. “Breaking News” explodes... 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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