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Martyrdom – An Unimpressive Skill

Martyrdom – An Unimpressive Skill

Leading change requires risk-taking. Calculating how much risk will drive the desired change – but moderating that amount to avoid being “taken out” is one of the central challenges of leadership.

Lead The Way You Want To Lead

Lead The Way You Want To Lead

One piece of feedback she got from her team was “Lead the way you want to lead.” What struck her was how liberating that felt to her.

Distinguishing Progress From Variety

Distinguishing Progress From Variety

One of the challenges in leading change is ensuring that the change is an improvement – not just a different approach that generates insufficient outcomes.

Legacy as Opportunity

Legacy as Opportunity

One of the most common problems in organizations – or across human systems generally – is that the current generation in charge does not feel the next generation is ready to take over AND they are doing little to get them better prepared.

The “Louder” Strategy

The “Louder” Strategy

At one point in my time as a Peace Corps Volunteer, I employed a woman who spoke no English. When I would introduce her to English-speaking people, they would invariably speak louder to her.

Partnering with Authority

Partnering with Authority

Power comes from a “contract for services”  we call Authority, we form with other people in our sphere.