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Storytelling as a Leader’s Art

So the executive looked at me askance, wondering if what I was saying was really true. “So you want me to learn to tell stories…really?!” Yes, and I wanted him not just to tell stories, but to be a storyteller, … READ MORE

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5 Job Challenges for Leader Development

Need a change in your career?  Accept a new job challenge. Job assignments are one of the oldest and most important forms of leader development. It can give you the opportunity to learn by doing, and more importantly, allow you … READ MORE

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Making it Stick: Finding the Velcro in Leadership Learning

If you are any of the following–an executive, a supervisor, an HR manager, or a learner in an open enrollment or custom program—you probably have pondered this question: What is the payoff for my learning investment? Whether you ask this … READ MORE

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Travel Well, Travel Light

Over the years, I’ve honed an approach to travel that works well for me. That is no small feat because I have two seemingly conflicting interests. One is to travel as cheaply and as lightly as possible. The other is … READ MORE

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Johnny Cash Sings Leadership

When I was a teenager growing up in the 1970′s, I was a music junkie. I had a hard time remembering the names of songs but I sure spent a lot of time recording cassette tapes to play in my … READ MORE

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Who’s in Charge Here? Leadership and Grown Kids.

I just had the most wonderful week of vacation I can remember.  My husband and I, and five of our seven grown children, including both steps and in-laws, went to the beach and stayed in our tiny time-share on couches … READ MORE

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