Leadership and Reflection

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One of the concepts important to leadership is the process of taking a person, an experience or a belief you have, breaking it down, and reflectively thinking about it. Breaking it down means examining the person, experience or belief in smaller parts and different ways to understand why they are significant to you. Once you can break it down into … Read More

Leadership is like running a marathon: Part III

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Running 26.2 Miles: Organizational Leadership Running 26.2 miles is what a marathon is all about. Interaction between participants and organizers must occur to achieve the goal of running a marathon. Leadership through organizations occurs when organizational members interact to achieve organizational goals. There are three competencies under this heading: 1) implementing change, 2) organizational culture and 3) decision making. Implementing … Read More

Leadership is like training for a marathon

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Last week I introduced the metaphor leadership is like running a marathon. In an attempt to provide a better understanding of leadership, I like to break it down into three categories: 1) INTRA-Personal Leadership, 2) INTER-Personal Leadership and 3) Organizational Leadership. Last week I posted how INTRA-Personal Leadership was like training for a marathon. This week I’m continuing the metaphor … Read More

Leadership is like running a marathon

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On April 15, 2013, the world changed forever once again. Two bombs exploded near the finish line at the Boston Marathon. This act of terror killed and maimed innocent people participating in a long tradition of physical accomplishment. During and following this crisis, numerous examples of courageous leadership emerged. Leadership during a crisis is critical to outcomes. Leadership is a … Read More

You can fool a…

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“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you can not fool all the people all of the time.” Abraham Lincoln, May 1856

Take a Break!

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Two guys are chopping wood with an axe.  One guy is going non-stop, determined to finish the job.  The other guy takes several breaks, taking a seat beneath a nearby shade tree, seemingly taking a nap at times.  At the end of the day, the guy chopping wood non-stop became very frustrated when he realized that the guy who took … Read More