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Transformational Leadership

Leadership and Introverts

Someone jokingly said to me recently: "I've always thought there are two kinds of people in this world; extroverts and those who want to be." Predictably, it was an extrovert who made the quip. However, this is not far from... Continue Reading →

Leadership & Memory

We've all lost sleep replaying the hurts and offences we experienced yesterday and rehearsing a hard conversation that we anticipate the next day. Sometimes the two are related. Yesterday's wound sometimes means tomorrow's confrontation. But memories and perceptions (even recent... Continue Reading →

Policy & Productivity

It's easy (but shortsighted) to assess leadership purely on the basis of policy and productivity. The recent mid-term politicking here in the United States provides a classic case-study. We tend to gravitate towards leaders who share our views (policies) or... Continue Reading →

The Culture of Personality

Susan Cain (Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, Broadway Books, 2012) writes: America has shifted from what the influential cultural historian Warren Susman called a Culture of Character to a Culture of Personality.... In... Continue Reading →

God Created…

You’re know you’re getting old when you find yourself rapt by public television… While flipping through channels recently, I saw images of an African culture called the Maasai (moss-eye) and became immediately riveted. The Maasai reside close to the birthplace of humankind... Continue Reading →

Failure is not final

One of the most systemic fears of our day is the fear of failure; also called atychiphobia. (There's a new word for dinner parties!) We may all fear a stock-market crash, or a possible health crisis one day. We may fear... Continue Reading →

The Plight of Perfectionism

Creativity gets crushed under the weight of perfectionism. We generally learn perfectionism from an early age. People give us accolades for high performance, flawless accuracy, and orderliness. In a world where our peers can't seem to find the sock drawer,... 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 →

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