The six chapters in the leader’s journey are: Believe you can make a difference. Engage in leading. Learn leadership skills and behaviors. Respond to adversity and disappointment with openness and resolve. Humility. Kindness. How to Get the Most From Chapter Four: Turbulent water strengthens leaders. High wind and dark emotion signals your greatest opportunity for […]

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When YOU give others feedback, it’s brilliant, caring, and helpful. When THEY give you feedback, it’s irrelevant, uncaring, and unhelpful. It’s interesting that your feedback is right, but their feedback is off base. Top ten reason leaders ignore feedback: Others don’t really understand the pressures and stresses you feel. You’re too busy to care what […]

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Ask some leaders to describe the last time they said, “Thank you,” and you’ll hear crickets or excuses. “They know I appreciate their work.” “I don’t want people to feel they’ve arrived.” “I can’t honor people for one thing and correct them for another.” “I don’t like saying, ‘Thank you.’” Reluctance to express gratitude, give […]

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Every teacher learns before they teach. Every teacher learns while they teach. The learner in the coffee shop: I stood and embraced Jack when he walked into the coffee shop where I was meeting with a young leader. Jack’s in his 80’s and an elder statesman in the community where I live. He looked at the young man, then […]

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