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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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Lead, Learn and Navigate Through Uncertainty

“The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink.” George Orwell In the past ten days I have had numerous conversations

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5 Keys to Being a Successful Pattern Breaker

  “The most basic way to get someone’s attention is this: Break a pattern.” Chip Heath and Dan Heath If you are in leadership one of your foundational tools to gain and keep alignment is communication through words and actions. This is easily said and great communication takes a thoughtful

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Learn to Grow

“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach her/him to learn by creating curiosity, (s)he will continue the learning process as long as (s)he lives.” Clay P. Bedford Leaders understand the importance of ongoing growth and learning not only for themselves but equally

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The Truth of Trust

“One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life.” E.M. Forster In leadership the word trust is used daily in assessment if one is a good leader or follower. And the word trust has many different meanings depending on the

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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

Continue Reading »

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.

Continue Reading »

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

Continue Reading »

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

Continue Reading »

Lead, Learn and Navigate Through Uncertainty

“The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink.” George Orwell In the past ten days I have had numerous conversations

Continue Reading »

5 Keys to Being a Successful Pattern Breaker

  “The most basic way to get someone’s attention is this: Break a pattern.” Chip Heath and Dan Heath If you are in leadership one of your foundational tools to gain and keep alignment is communication through words and actions. This is easily said and great communication takes a thoughtful

Continue Reading »
purple haze sunset

Learn to Grow

“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach her/him to learn by creating curiosity, (s)he will continue the learning process as long as (s)he lives.” Clay P. Bedford Leaders understand the importance of ongoing growth and learning not only for themselves but equally

Continue Reading »

The Truth of Trust

“One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life.” E.M. Forster In leadership the word trust is used daily in assessment if one is a good leader or follower. And the word trust has many different meanings depending on the

Continue Reading »