Category Archives: Leadership

Quick summaries of practices to increase leadership capacity and capabilities.

Leaders with power suffer deficits in empathy.

Research shows that personal power actually interferes with our ability to empathize. People who have power suffer deficits in empathy, the ability to read emotions, and the ability to adapt behaviors to other people. ~Lou Solomon I recently met with … Continue reading

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Leaders have an attitude of gratitude in every touchpoint.

When a [leader] doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A [leader] can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude. ~Elie Wiesel (Romanian-born American Jewish writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust … Continue reading

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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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