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Permission to Pause

“If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give, that which I considered to be the most useful to the men of our century, I should simply say: in the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.” ~ Leo Tolstoy One of the greatest gifts we Continue reading Permission to Pause

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

Leadership Grace

I couldn’t decide if grace was the right word. But it felt right. I’m trying to describe leadership that restores. Leadership that lifts us up.   The kind of leader who senses we’re struggling and asks – How can I help? The kind of leader who senses we’re frustrated and says – Let’s talk. The Continue reading Leadership Grace

Me First Leadership

Love is a verb. We know true love by actions, not feelings. People can’t really know how we feel – they gauge our love by what we do. Love in action is proportional to our self-love.  “[Love] is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when Continue reading Me First Leadership

Speaking of Leadership – Words that Connect

“Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds.” ~ Elie Wiesel One particularly difficult afternoon, a young woman on my team stopped by the office and asked if she could talk. As she sat down across from my desk I immediately sensed that she was hurting. Her eyes were red and Continue reading Speaking of Leadership – Words that Connect