The Covid Shutdown: Breathing the Spirit of Leadership.

[Tweet “The Ego is captive to urgency. The Spirit breathes in the calm.”  – DGM] Covid has been offering us all a chance to live in sociology experiments.  Our petrie dish is our house. It has become a WeWork space by day: A former governor runs a national podcast or makes donor calls from Jack’s … Continued

Pandemic Week X Leadership 3 Steps

The pandemic is affecting people in vastly different ways. Most troubling and extreme are those who have died, been hospitalized, come down very sick, or even just been infected. Next come those whose work and income have been completely upended.  And sadly, those already at the margins – by virtue of age, wellness, socio-economic status, … Continued

Faith, Facts & Goals: Leadership for the Long Haul

By Laura Andersen of LeadingX2 This week I talked to a customer-facing manager while he prepared lunch for his kids. In the past month, he lost the chance to backfill vacant roles on his team and hire much-needed positions to support first quarter sales. Expectations of his team have not changed, but their capacity is … Continued

Generosity the Leadership Antidote

The pandemic wears on. People get more restless with the abiding uncertainty, wrankling repetition, and worry. True in homes. True in nursing homes. True in cities and colleges. True for countries and the world. Money and health? Is anything more foundational for our well-being, and more worrisome when it’s threatened? Although we don’t have physical … Continued

Leaders Covid Boundaries

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Today I begin a writing partnership with Greg McBeth. Greg’s an engineer, co-founder with his wife Falon, consultant to entrepreneurs, and great writer. He’s also a gambler.  While I limit Read2Lead to a page’s length, Greg lets himself go into greater depth. We chose a topic, gave ourselves a little guidance, but then went off and … Continued

Cohabiting-by-2 During Covid-19

It’s a painful irony that we share both our deepest and ennobling love, yet also reserve our worst behavior for those who are closest to us. And “closest” these days takes on a new and literal meaning. When his 97 year-old father fell sick after exposure to Covid-19 and was left alone by his regular … Continued

Back to Leadership Basics in This Time of Danger

I have always written R2L for “everyday leaders,” because the functions of leadership can be served by anyone. You can lead up or across, as well as “down.” And you can lead in classes, neighborhoods and homes, as well as in business. Today, I share some thoughts I shared over the weekend with a handful … Continued

Leader – Ask Why is this Happening FOR me?

  I’m becoming like my old man who couldn’t assemble anything physical but loved to take words apart and put them back together. I wish I’d taken Greek as he had in seminary, and that I had paid closer attention during Latin class. I was wondering about Covid-19….We all know that “co” means “together” or … Continued