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Serving Leadership: Generating Transformative Leadership Capacity

A whopping 87% of Amazon reviewers give authors Ken Jennings and John Stahl-Wert five stars for The Serving Leader: Five Powerful Actions to Transform Your Team, Business, and Community. Numerous CEOs have embraced the insights, embarked on transforming their leadership teams, and shared the book throughout their organizations. The book has been so successful over [...]

2017-08-14T12:47:21+00:00 January 31st, 2016|Leadership|

Why You Need New Underwear. Today.

I suspect when you crafted your list of top priorities for the new year, “new underwear” didn’t make the cut. It should have! The small, seemingly innocuous investment holds a powerful nugget of chain-reaction potential for 2016 success. Right about now, you’re contemplating whether I am really going to write about underwear. I am. And [...]

2017-08-14T12:47:21+00:00 December 31st, 2015|Leadership|

True or False: Notice the Story

We humans are storytelling machines. For everything we see, hear and encounter, our brains instantly suggest assumptions to support a quick response. When do stories offer an advantage? On the way to the airport for a recent trip, I saw two men about a half-mile apart. The first was mid-twenties, in shorts and an olive [...]

2017-08-14T12:47:21+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Executing Successfully, Leadership|

Owning Your Power (Mine’s Currently Pink)

On October 5th, 2014, I attended my very first live professional football game, between San Diego’s Chargers and the New York Jets. At the time, I had pink extensions in my hair—a gift from an exceptional service provider. Earlier this month, I chose to “go pink” again, sparking a recent conversation on the ways we [...]

2017-08-14T12:47:21+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|Leadership|

Creator of Magical Experience: Ruth Shellhorn

Few people get the invitation to contribute to the making of a film. Ours arrived in the mail a couple of days ago. Before I share more on the filmmaking, let me tell you a story about an incredible woman … If you are one of the 650 million plus visitors to Disneyland since the [...]

2017-08-14T12:47:21+00:00 September 11th, 2015|Leadership, Women's Leadership|

5 Steps to Identify Awesome Hires

In his recent LinkedIn post, Ryan Holmes, CEO of Hootsuite writes about optimal team sizes. The number to manage scaled growth successfully at Hootsuite is 10. But not just any ten. Holmes advocates for investing the vetting time to identify the right team members. In a prior organization, our leadership team came together to honestly assess [...]

2017-08-14T12:47:22+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Executing Successfully, Leadership|

Ready to Risk: Choosing is Powerful

Most of us can name a past project that consumed our full attention and resources. What happened when that project ended? If your answer involves immediately jumping to the next, equally demanding endeavor, this post is for you. This past spring, any action unrelated to completing my doctorate fell by the wayside of my dissertation [...]

2017-08-14T12:47:22+00:00 July 29th, 2015|Leader Development, Purpose|

Chunks and Grit: Soul Rockin’ Formula for Success

Matthew Alan Sneed, used with permission January’s end approaches … you still have time to make progress on important objectives. Sadly, the first wave of individuals left their resolutions behind. We’ll hear all manner of rationalization from these folk, but let’s be clear: they gave up. And each person probably gave up [...]

2017-08-14T12:47:22+00:00 January 27th, 2015|Executing Successfully, Leadership, Overcoming Challenge|

Five Secrets for 2015 Success

(c) 2013 Kathryn Bingham Gate and Path photo All Rights Reserved Transitioning from year-end to new year tends to prompt thoughts about what we’d like to be different in life and work. Did you craft a list of objectives or resolutions? If so, you’ll need a strategy. Let these five secrets start you [...]

2017-08-14T12:47:22+00:00 January 3rd, 2015|Essentialism, Executing Successfully, Leadership|

Tis the Season. Focus, Choose and Delegate.

(c) 2014 Kathryn Bingham "To Do Example-Focus Choose Delegate" All Rights Reserved The idea of “doing it all” is both a myth and a trap. For an organization, such thinking fragments vision and squanders resources. For an individual, attempting an “everything” approach fractures purpose and depletes energy. Achieving your highest purpose requires embracing [...]

2017-08-14T12:47:22+00:00 December 15th, 2014|Essentialism, Leadership, Values|