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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|

Strategy First (Book Review)

I struggled a bit with categorizing Brad Chases’ Strategy First: How Businesses Win Big for readers who would benefit from the content. I give Chase huge props for making the case for intention around strategy. Businesses flounder when attention isn't focused on the strategic and Chase makes good points for helping leaders consider what aspects [...]

2020-12-18T15:10:14-05:00June 18th, 2020|Executing Successfully|

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|

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|

Healthy heuristics? Leadership and the influence of habit

In the absence of reflective challenge, leaders may abdicate critical thinking and decision processes to faulty heuristics. Exploration of the science underlying thinking abounds, including Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow [affiliate] and Ariely's Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions [affiliate]. Another heuristic-reliant activity involves the concept of habit. In The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We [...]

2018-09-04T18:40:12-04:00January 26th, 2013|Leadership, Personal Change|

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