Category Archives: Leadership

Quick summaries of practices to increase leadership capacity and capabilities.

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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Leadership and the Subhuman Morass of Non-engagement

Leadership means…”learning how to reason with one another. When you don’t have reason, you just collapse into a subhuman morass of non-engagement.”  ~N.T. Wright This week I finished reading Susan Jeffers’ book Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway. A … Continue reading

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How to improve your leadership, immediately!

Leaders: preserve the quality of human communication everywhere by promoting a balance between face-to-face and electronic communication. ~Mission statement for Kibbitz Nest Bookstore Sign at a new bookstore I recently visited in Chicago: “We are proudly a wifi-free zone.” Their … Continue reading

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Don’t protect, correct your strategic planning!

The trick in [strategic planning] is not to worry about making a wrong decision; it’s learning when to correct! ~Susan Jeffers In Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway Susan Jeffers discusses the crippling effects of fear in her personal … Continue reading

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