Leadership

The Power of Attention

Posted by on Sep 20, 2019 in Leadership, Read, Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Power of Attention

I’ve been having a hard time focusing on a project I need to complete. As I sat down at my computer this morning I did NOT go to my email inbox first. Instead, I focused only on the articles I needed to read, the document I was working on, and the task at hand. Whew, it felt good to focus, finally, after days of distraction. Interestingly, this was one of the articles I read. I thought it might be useful for you...

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Why creating systems is more important that setting goals

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Communication, Leadership, Read | Comments Off on Why creating systems is more important that setting goals

Your happiness and progress depend upon it . . . link here to the article

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High Performing Teams Need . . .

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Communication, Leadership, Read, Teams | Comments Off on High Performing Teams Need . . .

High performing teams need psychological safety. Here’s how to create it. HBR August 2017 by Laura Delizonna, PhD https://hbr.org/2017/08/high-performing-teams-need-psychological-safety-heres-how-to-create-it  

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Not Just for Kids . . .Brilliant Skills for All of Us

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Communication, Leadership, Read | Comments Off on Not Just for Kids . . .Brilliant Skills for All of Us

The authors of Becoming Brilliant also believe in “Core Skills.” They suggest we should start teaching children the following: Collaboration with others Communication (skillful communication, that is) Content — especially learning how to understand language Critical thinking Creative innovation — knowing something well enough to make something new Confidence to take safe risks Read the article from NPR...

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Why A Group’s Power Dynamics Interferes With Collaboration

Posted by on Mar 11, 2016 in Leadership, Watch and Listen | Comments Off on Why A Group’s Power Dynamics Interferes With Collaboration

This report highlights social science research showing that people in positions of power aren’t always the best people to have on a team that needs to collaborate and work creatively . . . or why you might need a facilitator to make the process more efficient. Link to the NPR piece here

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Disruptive Leadership from NPR and TED

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Community, Leadership, Watch and Listen | Comments Off on Disruptive Leadership from NPR and TED

Five diverse leaders talk of shaking things up in this TED Radio Hour from January 2014. http://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/261084166/disruptive-leadership   Stanley McChrystal on how leaders deal with failure Sheryl Sandberg on cultivating women leaders Bunker Roy on grandmothers changing the world Drew Dudley on changing peoples lives every day . . . maybe without even knowing it Seth Godin on the leader in all of...

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