The Role of Fear in Leadership
Is it better to be feared or loved as a leader? It’s an age-old question that seems to keep cropping up.  Authoratative writers talk about how leaders need to be open, transparent, empathetic, and willing to listen.  Yet like the Humble Leader Paradox, if that’s the way you act, great, ...
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Sharpen Your Thinking - 25 Ways to Hone Your Thinking Skills
Leaders should be independant thinkers. Whether you are trying to develop a vision statement, solve a problem at work, or influence the team, leaders have to think about where they are going and how they are going to get there. The good news is that thinking is a skill, and ...
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Space to Think - 8 Ways to Find Quiet in a Noisy World
 How do you find the space to think in a noisy world? We are bombarded all day long by messages telling us what to do, and what to think.  Someone else is always trying to put their thoughts into our heads. Whether it’s friends, family, media, or the boss, all ...
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What does it take to question the status quo and produce something original? That’s the question that author Adam Grant poses in his 2016 book Originals:  How Non-Conformists Move the World.  The answer he reaches might surprise you. Grant takes us on a journey through recent history, into the psychology ...
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How to Stay Optimistic - 3 Questions to Ask Before You Give Up
How can you stay optimistic in the face of failure? Failure is a natural part of doing business, of being human, and of attempting to do things you haven’t done before.  And when we fail, there’s a natural tendency to want to give up.  It’s hard to stay optimistic. But ...
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Answering the Call of Leadership
When the call of leadership comes, what will you do? Often what makes leaders stand out are not the great deeds but the small acts.  Many of these actions may even go unnoticed by most.  But cumulatively they demonstrate where the leader’s heart lies, and they build the kind of ...
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Leading Volunteers - How to Keep Them Coming Back
How do you lead people who aren’t on your payroll? Since moving to Minnesota, I’ve wanted to get engaged locally as a volunteer.  Last month I signed up to help at a local agency, and it was a great experience. The way they worked with the volunteers made it fun, ...
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I have led groups ranging from 3 to 333, from office jungles to the jungles of Central America.  Whether on active duty in the military or actively serving in the community, I have over 30 years' experience getting things done through people.

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