‘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

Intimacy and Leadership

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Friends, What a week. After all the intensity and anticipation, the election came and is gone. Can you believe TIME already has profiles of the 2016 contenders?  Is that not a sign that the pace of our lives needs just a little recalibration? From a leadership vantage point, two moments stood out this week.  The … Continued

Know How Important You Are

Special 12th Anniversary Edition Guest Blogger: Jim Kouzes   First the bad news. Tuesday, October 16, was not a very good day for bosses. It should have been a good day—it was Boss’s Day after all—but it wasn’t. Instead of getting congratulatory notes, candy, and flowers bosses nationally got a report card from author and … Continued

Margaux and Jack Find Their Passions

Margaux and Jack Find Their Passions Friends, At two he was swishing NERF balls in our front foyer on a chair five feet from the plastic hoop…one, two, three…seven times in a row.  I was laughing and cheering and he was giggle-chortling with delight.  He’s 13 now and he’s still got a nice shooting touch. … Continued

Christine Leads A Family Reunion With a Purpose

Christine Leads A Family Reunion With a Purpose Friends, It began with the desire to do something good.  I have had a deep love for New Orleans since the early ’80s when I ran a neighborhood social service center for the Catholic Diocese there.  Watching Katrina/Rita and seeing the maps of flooding were personally painful. … Continued

Holiday Leadership Lessons

Friends, Happy holidays.  Thanks to each of you who, as Time’s person of the year, celebrated your award (there wasn’t a check that came with it, was there?) by commenting on my blog.  I again invite you to join the blog conversation today, and I especially invite participation from those who celebrate something other than … Continued

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