Serving Tea is A Superpower

I am not particularly proud to tell this story today, but I think that there is value in it.  We (I) have come a long way in the last few decades.  If you’ve made and served anyone tea lately, I personally believe you understand an essence vitally important to leadership.  If you haven’t made and…

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#4 The Challenges of Leadership – Leading A Team

In our 6-part series on the 6 Common Challenges of Leadership, based on a white paper by William A. Gentry, Regina H. Eckert, Sarah A. Stawiski, and Sophia Zhao, our 4th challenge is Leading a Team. So far, we’ve looked at Developing Managerial Effectiveness, Inspiring Others, and Developing Employees – all of which play their…

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#4 – The Need For Love & Connection

We’re more than halfway through our series on the 6 Core Human Needs and I hope you’ve been able to use these articles to examine your own needs, as well as looking at how these needs show up in other people.  Meeting these 6 Core Needs is at the heart of every decision we make,…

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Closing the Loop Is Your Responsibility

Effective communication is something we all assume we’re doing when we’ve explained our point of view to the degree we’d need to hear it in order to understand.  Unfortunately, we all see the world more differently than you’d think, and often, we drop the ball without meaning to because we haven’t taken full responsibility for…

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How Responsible is Too Responsible?

Responsibility is a spectrum – meaning there’s a line ranging from completely irresponsible all the way to destructive over-responsibility… and all of us are on it somewhere.  We all know that personal responsibility is something we start to learn early in life – brush your teeth, make your bed, represent yourself well, be nice to…

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GRATITUDE – Occasionally, (Often), We Just Need to Pause

It’s Easter Monday, and around the world Christians are celebrating the resurrection of Christ.  This Easter Monday, I feel a powerful sense of gratitude, and I’m driven to sit in that and write about it for a bit.  I’m blessed to have enough diversity in my family and friends to know that spiritual gratitude comes in…

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