Category Archives: Leadership

Quick summaries of practices to increase leadership capacity and capabilities.

The Introverted Leader’s Advantage

Introverted leaders create a virtuous circle of proactivity. ~Susan Cain My last two blog posts about introversion struck or chord, or maybe even a nerve. Hence, I’m going to continue with the introverted leader topic one more week. Susan Cain, … Continue reading

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4 Outcomes When Leaders Learn How to Adapt

The wise [leaders] adapt themselves to circumstances, as water molds itself to the pitcher. ~Chinese Proverb Several years ago I worked with a leadership team to help them actually function as a team. We started with Team 101, learning about … Continue reading

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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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