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Leading in a Polarized Climate: It Begins Within

Most Americans felt the dust would settle after the election results were finalized and looked forward to things getting back to normal. What we’ve seen though is an increase and escalation in anger, hate speech and divisiveness. Strong polarization is evident not only in the media and our communities, but also in the workplace. From…
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It’s not what the Vision IS, it’s what the Vision Does

It's not what the Vision IS, it's what the Vision Does Wouldn't it be nice if the path to the future was right in front of us and our task as leaders was simply to recognize it and go with it? And what if this path was free of potholes, detours, washouts, steep inclines, declines,…
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Leadership Courage

“Courage is the first virtue because it makes all others possible.” Aristotle Fear infiltrates organizational cultures causing poor results, high anxiety and rampant stress. An oppressive atmosphere makes people shut down and shut up in order to survive. A toxic climate robs an organization of its best asset: the ideas of its people. To overcome…
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For-Profit Execs in the Non-Profit World: Culture Shock

A for-profit executive who thinks she/he can easily transition to become a non-profit executive usually does not appreciate the difference between these two worlds.  Two key differences are the difference in metrics and decision making styles. Financial bottom-line metrics are given less emphasis as performance metrics in a non-profit.  The financial regulations and various funder…
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