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Leaders: Are you a noble soul?

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.  ~John Milton Leaders need to be reminded that gratitude is the last of the three qualities … Continue reading

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Leaders: Stop being so “nice”!

When bosses are too invested in everyone getting along they also fail to encourage the people on their team to criticize one another for fear of sowing discord. They create the kind of work environment where being “nice” is prioritized … Continue reading

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3 Leadership Lessons from Cellist Yo-Yo Ma

We found that for leaders to make something great, their ambition has to be for the greatness of the work and the company, rather than for themselves.  ~Jim Collins I thinkJim Collins’ work (author of Good to Great) is reflected … Continue reading

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Leaders give people space and grace for cultural whiplash!

What sews nicely in one culture may cut in another. But with a little effort and creativity, you can find many ways to encourage and learn from alternative points of view while safeguarding valuable relationships. ~Erin Meyer I was exhausted … Continue reading

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How’s your mental hygiene? Are you a mindful leader?

The faculty of voluntarily bringing back a wandering attention, over and over again, is the very root of judgment, character, and will.  ~William James Have you ever worked with someone who frequently became defensive? What about the person whose mind … Continue reading

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