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Leadership Unscripted

“Shakespeare will never be made by the study of Shakespeare.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson You are evolving. Learning to lead. Soaking up the experience. Consuming information. Aspiring to be like those successful leaders you read about. <insert record-scratching sound effect> Wait. That last line. Is the goal to be the best version of a leader Continue reading Leadership Unscripted

Leadership Out of Nothing

Thirty spokes share the wheel’s hub; It is the center hole that makes it useful. Shape clay into a vessel; It is the space within that makes it useful. Cut doors and windows for a room; It is the holes which make it useful. Therefore profit comes from what is there; Usefulness from what is Continue reading Leadership Out of Nothing

Our Problem with Problems

A problem appears. Feelings rise. Frustration. Self-pity. Anger. Blame. It’s kind of silly don’t you think? The way we always act surprised. Like today was going to be different. You thought problems were not on the agenda. No time in your schedule. They’re funny like that, though. They love to show up at the least Continue reading Our Problem with Problems

Between Certainty and Uncertainty

Stay on the platform or step out on the tightrope? Staying on the platform is to believe we can wrestle the uncertainty out of our organization by adding pages to the policy manual, mastering big data and refining processes down to the smallest tasks. People must be told what to do and how to do Continue reading Between Certainty and Uncertainty

As Long as You Lead, Keep Learning How to Lead

Leadership is the¬†gift you unpack every day. It’s the same but it’s never the same. Always something new to learn. Something new to try. It will surprise you. Frustrate you. Move you. Just when you think you’ve got it sorted out. It suddenly slips through your fingers. The answer you had in mind, Doesn’t work Continue reading As Long as You Lead, Keep Learning How to Lead