18 ways to be a leader who makes a good difference

Nearly half of those surveyed in some PRRI research “completely” or “mostly” agreed that “society as a whole has become too soft and feminine.” From my perspective, that number isn’t high enough. The world needs more flexibility, kindness, altruism, and compassion....

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How to get out of mental autopilot

As humans, we tend to let ourselves fall into familiar routines, especially when we’re working.   Any sequence of mental action which has been frequently repeated tends to perpetuate itself. ~William James, philosopher   I’ve seen many shades of the...

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Guilty of killing curiosity???

What a great discussion question for the book club group: with what skill would you imbue all leaders for success and why? My answer? The ability to not destroy curiosity. While many CEO’s say curiosity is a necessary leadership skill, my experience has been that most...

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Social Fields and Theory U from Otto Scharmer

The following is an excerpt from The Essentials of Theory U I grew up on an 800-year-old farm near Hamburg.   Sixty years ago, my parents decided to abandon conventional industrial farming techniques (using pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers) and...

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5 strategies for getting the most out of meetings

Many employees probably groan and grumble when they see that the boss has scheduled yet another meeting. I believe that doesn’t have to be the case. Meetings aren’t terrible, it’s just that most people are terrible at running meetings. 5 strategies for good meetings...

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