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Introversion is not a liability: why introverts make great leaders.

Culturally, we tend to associate leadership with extroversion and attach less importance to judgment, vision, and resolve. We prize leaders who are eager talkers over those who have something to say. ~Susan Cain While working on my doctorate, my cohort … Continue reading

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John McCain: The Character of a Leader

The character of a leader: “Despite our differences, much more unites us than divides us.” ~John McCain I admired John McCain. Not because I agreed with his politics, because he had the character of a leader. I never voted for … Continue reading

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For leaders, it is THE ONE THING.

Leaders: The struggle to feel valued is one of the most insidious and least acknowledged issues in organizations. ~Tony Schwartz The struggle to feel valued…that’s right leaders, it’s a struggle! One of my favorite authors (yes, I admit, I have … Continue reading

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Leaders = Curiosity, Compassion, and Courage

Leaders can’t begin to consume every insight about leadership, that would be like drinking from a fire hydrant. Instead, grab what you can, put it into practice, and repeat. ~Dr. Kathryn Scanland Listening to fourteen dynamic leaders speaking over two … Continue reading

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All Leaders Leave Behind a “Wake”

As a leader, you leave a “wake” behind you in every interaction, relationship, project, and season. Your wake encompasses the results of your leadership, and the relationships with those you lead. One without the other is ineffective. ~Dr. Henry Cloud … Continue reading

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