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Leadership Lift: @DrewDudley on Leadership with the Ordinary Moments of Connection and Joy

Need a leadership lift today? Drew Dudley on everyday leadership will help you see yourself and your personal leadership as important.     A little optimism goes a long way! Your leadership matters…

Day 19 Laughtivism – Why Dictators don’t like Jokes (Otpor, Serbia late 1990’s)

Originally posted on civildisobedience100:
When Serbia’s non-violent pro-democracy movement, Otpor, was just a tiny group of 20 students with $50, they decided to play a prank and took an oil barrel, taped a picture of Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic to it, and set it up in the middle of Belgrade’s largest shopping district. Next to…

Training Phobia: How Shortsighted Managers Let their Fears Limit Innovation

Ironically, some leadership trainings can produce bad management. If a leader learns that his authentic values are the core of good vision for the company, and doesn’t examine his values or have the courage to challenge himself, the result just might be this Dilbert cartoon! Arguably, bad leadership and bad management go hand in hand, […]

The D in Leadership for Times of Change: Don’t Panic!

Leaders facing a crisis have to muster all their best qualities and skills, but the most important element of sustainable leadership is creating sustainable relationships. According to my practical lexicon, that includes (follow the links to find out more…)  LISTENING, ENGAGING FULLY, and ASKING QUESTIONS. But no matter what leaders do in the face of […]

The “E” in Leadership: Engage Fully

None of us can get meaningful work done if we don’t connect. But burnout claims us all at a certain point, and sometimes engaging fully in any real conversation just feels too complicated. To followers, it might seem we do it on purpose… but the reality is that no leader in his right mind wants […]

The Supreme Leadership Board Has Left the Building

Has Scott Adams been in some of the offices Iʻve worked in? If only stepping down from a leadership role meant we could just crown the nearest flying monkey and run for the exit with a briefcase full of stock options! When it comes time for a leader to go, s/he knows it and everyone […]

In the wrong mind, our greatest tool becomes dangerous…

Harold vs. Lio? Make Your Bets! Just see what Lio does with Harold’s purple crayon! Both are, by the way, being deeply authentic, according to their characters, interests, values and goals! But look at the difference! Harold, from Crockett Johnsonʻs  famous and delightful children’s book, Harold and the Purple Crayon, uses his imagination and his […]