Fuel and Nutrition for Leadership

Two weeks ago, Ashton wrote on values, reminding us to ground ourselves in what we hold most dear. Then, Dan spoke to the importance of allowing space to rest and recover, especially as many of us – including parents with children at home full time – continue to try to juggle more than we can … Continued

Reconnecting with Core Values in Turbulent Times

By Ashton Fandel of LeadingX2 As the strange cadence of this year continues, one might feel somewhat like a flag, flapping in the wind. The winds in October 2020 keep surging and shifting. We, as family members, friends, citizens, colleagues, and leaders, are being buffeted every which way. Turning, bending, snapping, to non-stop news and … Continued

Leading Through Scary Season – Part 4 – You Can Do It!

By Laura Andersen of LeadingX2 Last weekend I taught a five-year-old how to use a badminton racket. She started off open-minded to learning and eager to experience a new game. With each whiff, her excitement and eagerness shifted toward frustration and anger. Failing was not fun. I used every trick in my repertoire to keep … Continued

‘Why am I here?’ Eradicating listlessness on your team

By Laura Andersen It is way too easy now. A meeting gets put on your calendar about a project. No preparation instructions, no asks in advance, no provided purpose. You’re lukewarm on the project, not fully convinced of its merits yet. But everyone can see that your calendar is blank at that time. So, you … Continued

Leading with reverence for time

  Recently, I had the honor of interviewing a friend of mine, Niket Desai, for a leadership course at Berkeley. I invited him to speak on what can be a mundane topic – objectives and key results, or one common format of organizational goal setting – because of his particular focus within it: deep reverence … Continued

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