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Preserving Dignity and Building Trust

If ever there was a time in our social and political environment to preserve dignity and build trust, that time is now. Maya Hu-Chan, author of Saving Face: How to Preserve Dignity and Build Trust, intended her work to inform how we create and nurture positive relationships in professional spaces. At the same time, there’s [...]

2021-01-08T09:46:05-05:00January 8th, 2021|Communication, Leadership|

Live & Lead Vibrantly (Intro)

I stopped creating New Year's resolutions several years ago. Instead, a word captures an overarching theme or intention. For 2021, my word is "vibrant," as in living and leading vibrantly. While I still set goals, with objectives or milestones laid out by quarter or month, I also invest time to reflect how my planning and execution [...]

2021-01-08T09:31:48-05:00January 4th, 2021|Executing Successfully, Leadership|

5 Leadership Lessons from Every Penguin in the World

First things first: this post is about the recently published Every Penguin in the World by author and photographer Charles Bergman. The leadership lessons represent my take-aways from experiences that Bergman shares with readers, not some allegorical story (think, Kotter’s Our Iceberg is Melting). Let’s get started. The full title of Charles Bergman’s book is [...]

2020-12-18T16:19:10-05:00November 30th, 2020|Leadership, Purpose|

I Believe

I believe in the inherent dignity of all humans. I believe in inclusion and respect. I believe in civil discourse, even when we must be at our most courageous. There will be many images, quotations, expressions, and actions in the coming days. I want mine to be simple. I see pain, heartbreak, frustration, and anger. [...]

2020-06-03T13:40:42-04:00May 27th, 2020|Leadership|

Are You Hung Up? Symptom Checker & Fix

Modern life has its pitfalls. In this post, we’ll cover two separate but related issues commonly faced in a world of always on, always connected. First, we’ll explore the impact of allowing devices to drive our actions and reactions. I’ll introduce author Haley Evans and her book, Hung Up: Why You Should Put the Phone [...]

Want a game plan to Win Every Day?

Win Every Day: Proven Practices for Extraordinary Results, Mark Miller’s latest contribution to his High Performance Series, is another win (pun intended) for business leaders who want to make an impact. If your organization's execution is ho-hum or faltering, Win Every Day lays out the game plan for change. For readers unfamiliar with the series, [...]

2020-02-19T06:37:38-05:00February 19th, 2020|Change, Executing Successfully, Leadership, Team|

A Leader’s Do vs Be Conundrum

We’ve all recently ended not just a year, but also a decade.  Decades—on the calendar or in our life—offer a unique opportunity to evaluate progress toward critical goals. To achieve what we perceive as success, leaders often hear a laundry list of what we should be doing. We hear just as much advice about how [...]

2020-01-12T13:31:37-05:00January 8th, 2020|Change, Leadership|

What are you THINKing? Leadership in a Social World

Social media offers a platform to facilitate communication on a broad scale. When done well, social communication elevates, inspires, informs, and entertains. At it’s worst, social posts cause harm, spread lies, and ruin reputations. How can leaders (and individuals) assure a positive impact? Case In Point – An Example for Context I currently serve in [...]

2019-05-31T13:58:50-04:00April 25th, 2019|Community, Executing Successfully, Leadership|

Leadership and the Chicken Dance

This past week I enjoyed a sneak peek of the experiences the Lowes Foods organization will bring to our community when opening a new store on March 27th. Sometimes culture is like an iceberg, with only a small portion visible and the bulk out of sight below the surface. The leadership of Lowes inverts what’s [...]

2019-03-25T07:55:58-04:00March 25th, 2019|Leadership, Org Culture|

6 Leadership Insights from Gary Sinise’s Grateful American

Gary Sinise is the real deal. I’ve seen him bring his Lt. Dan Band to San Diego and perform for local military, veterans, and their families. His Gary Sinise Foundation tangibly demonstrates ongoing commitment to the veteran community. As both a veteran and leadership scholar, I was excited to be given an advance copy of [...]

2019-02-02T11:53:33-05:00February 2nd, 2019|Leadership|

1 – Privacy Policy Update Feb 19, 2020 | 2 – Coming Soon: New course options!

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