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Off the Path

We are off the beaten path of what we know as “normal” or “usual” in the day-to-day operations of our teams, companies and markets. We are in the real practice of leadership. There is so much noise in the world, and your ability to listen, understand, adapt, sift, synthesize and

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Navigational Leadership

“If there is one thing that’s certain in business, it is uncertainty.” Steven Covey We are in an unprecedented time of leadership where information and knowledge are changing daily, which requires leaders and society to change dynamically every day. I am fortunate enough to work with very successful leaders who

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2020 Visionary Leadership Series: Lesson Five

“A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth. Authoritarian institutions and marketers have always known this fact.” Daniel Kahneman, Thinking Fast and Slow When leading a large team, it was not uncommon for someone to enter my office

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2020 Visionary Leadership Series: Lesson Four

“[A]ll change, even very large and powerful change, begins when a few people start talking with one another about something they care about.” Margaret Wheatley Leaders have the ability to create “vibrant dialogue” in a way that stimulates, motivates, connects and focuses others to achieve in new ways. Vibrant dialogue

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2020 Visionary Leadership Series: Lesson Three

  “We each create our world by what we choose to notice, creating a world of distinction that makes sense to us. We then ‘see’ the world through the self we have created.” Margaret J. Wheatley Core to visionary leadership is the ability to be crystal clear in all communications.

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2020 Visionary Leadership Series: Lesson Two

“Neoteny is more than retaining a youthful appearance, although that is often part of it. Neoteny is the retention of all those wonderful qualities that we associate with youth: curiosity, playfulness, eagerness, fearlessness, warmth, energy. Unlike those defeated by time and age, our geezers have remained much like our geeks

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2020 Visionary Leadership Series: Lesson One

“A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more.” Rosabeth Moss Kanter Leaders who are succeeding during this time of high velocity change have been exhibiting seven similar practices. In this 2020 Visionary Leadership

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