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Leaders: How to do 8 hours’ worth of work in 4 hours’ time.

The human mind is estimated to wander roughly half of our waking hours. Half! Mindfulness has been shown to stabilize our attention in the present moment. ~Rob Dube (author of do nothing: The most rewarding leadership challenge you’ll ever take) … Continue reading

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Leaders don’t tolerate, they celebrate differences!

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.  ~Audre Lorde Lately I’ve been thinking that it’s not the obvious differences that make getting along difficult; it’s the subtle differences … Continue reading

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Do you have the heart for leadership?

Leaders know that difficult conversations are best accomplished with their head and their heart. They understand that if they aren’t “openhearted,” the conversation can have a life of its own, and often one that isn’t pleasant. ~Mary Jo Asmus Mary … Continue reading

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Leadership Lessons from a Chicago Police Commander

The process of becoming a leader is, if not identical, certainly similar to the process of becoming a fully integrated human being.  ~Warren Bennis (a pioneer of the contemporary field of leadership studies) On February 13, Chicago Police Commander, Paul … Continue reading

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Leaders love well.

Great leaders genuinely care for and love the people they lead more than they love leading itself.  ~Rick Warren Former CEO of Saab USA Joel Manby points out in his book Love Works that many organizations are great at measuring … Continue reading

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