Leadership Skills

Gut Check – Be a Teacher

We have been exploring the value of being a good student. Being a student is one way to discover joy in our work.  Being a student enables us to cultivate a sense of humility. Being a student helps us sharpen our skill of asking great questions. When you think about it, all of those are…

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What CEOs and Interns Have Most In Common

Mostly they fall from cliffs or ledges having strayed from the public trails, according to the shuttle bus driver. Well, dozens fall each year but only a handful lose their lives. I thought about what a terrible shame that would be as I watched a group of day hikers descending into the canyon below. It…

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How to Put the Me in Team: 3 Everyday Actions

I used to run a lot of Team Building sessions. Yes, yes, I’ll admit it; please don’t judge me too harshly. You know the kinds of sessions I’m talking about: the Trust Falls and ten-pin bowling, the shorthand psychometric tests, the what-nobody-knows-about-me introductions. What can I say, it was the 90s, we were all high…

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One Big Lie That Drags Us All Down

I’m like you. I’ve found myself telling the same Big Lie over the years and letting it get the best of me. So we’re in this all together, no worries. Thinking back over my own career—as a young professional, middle manager, executive leader, and even as a consultant and coach—the same Big Lie has found…

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