Tag Archives: curiosity

New Year’s Resolution: Expand Leadership Strengths with Curiosity

The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers…             William Wordsworth Our daily lives, full of obligation and negotiation, can be overwhelming. Our leadership roles complicate these ordinary exchanges, adding a layer of responsibility and consequence. At the turning of the year, hopeful and perhaps […]

Odo’s Shapeshifter Leadership: A Practical Metaphor Behind a SciFi Myth

My marvelous, practical visionary of a brother sent me a literal definition of shapeshifter in an email recently, reminding me that I may have glossed over some aspects of the original myth in order to make my point about flexibility and transformation.  After the definition, he noted — “I think I saw this on Star […]

How to Get Out and Stay Out of the Leadership Box

Hereʻs a radical idea; innovation isn’t about solving problems — it’s about staying in the “problem space” long enough to see what’s really going on, and then taking action. According to Bart Barthelemy and Candace Dalmagne-Rouge in HBR,“as you start thinking of a solution, you unconsciously begin shutting off possibilities for getting a deeper understanding […]