Category Archives: Leadership

Quick summaries of practices to increase leadership capacity and capabilities.

Change one word; change your leadership.

It is widely assumed that introspection—examining the causes of our own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors—improves self-awareness. Yet, people who introspect are less self-aware and report worse job satisfaction and well-being. ~Tasha Eurich I’m continuing with more findings from the research … Continue reading

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Leaders: Experience and Power Hinder Self-Awareness

Even though most people believe they are self-aware, only 10-15% of the people we studied actually fit the criteria. ~Tasha Eurich Experience and power hinder self-awareness. Yes, that’s correct. While for some leaders, they do learn from experience. For others, … Continue reading

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Barbara Bush on Leadership

If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather than dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities. ~Barbara Bush Remembering Barbara Bush and her quote about … Continue reading

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Leaders: You are dinner table conversation.

Leaders are conversation at the dinner table; try not to spoil everyone’s appetite.  At the end of the day, try to make certain that no one is going home wishing that you weren’t the boss or worse, wishing that they … Continue reading

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Leaders diagnose before they prescribe.

Seek first to understand, then to be understood. ~Stephen R. Covey Many years ago I was at the doctor for my annual physical exam. She believed that there was an issue with my thyroid. That was followed by six months … Continue reading

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