Category Archives: Leadership

Quick summaries of practices to increase leadership capacity and capabilities.

What Leadership Teams and Chili Recipes Have in Common

One of the greatest mistakes of successful people is the assumption, “I am successful. I behave this way. Therefore, I must be successful because I behave this way!” The challenge is to make them see that sometimes they are successful … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Leadership and Politics

One has to try to find compromises with mutual respect, but also with a clear opinion. That’s politics [and leadership] – always looking to find a common way forward. ~Angela Merkel I wrote my first blog post on leadership in … Continue reading

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Leaders rise above the fray and are fully present.

I decide, every day, to…open myself to the frustrations and failures of loving, caring to believe that failing in love is better than succeeding in pride. ~Eugene Peterson Last week RNS reporter Jana Riess stated, “Eugene Peterson died yesterday (October … Continue reading

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Leaders: Use restrictions to set you free!

We’re paralyzed by infinite possibilities. Give yourself some intentional restrictions in life and you’ll finally get inspired to act. Restrictions will set you free.  ~Derek Sivers Leaders tend to think that a blank canvas will spark creativity. If we remove … Continue reading

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Leaders’ New Secret to Success

The desire to treat other people with honor and respect doesn’t automatically mean our behavior comes across as dignifying and kind. There are various adaptations necessary in order to ensure people experience respect and honor from us. ~David Livermore (Leading … Continue reading

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