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Leadership Influenza

Leadership Influenza

Influenza. Flu. It’s that time of year. We get vaccinations. We wash our hands. We cover our mouths. And, we give skunk-eye glances to those that don’t. Why? Because, the flu is so easily transmitted from person to person. I did something a little weird this year. I was prompted…

Trust Makes the World Go ‘Round

Trust Makes the World Go ‘Round

“Love Makes the World Go ‘Round” is a song popularized by Perry Como…now I’m really showing my age! Other songs with similar titles have been written through the years. They share the sentiment that everything depends on love. Love is incredible. Love is strong. But…I want to suggest an alternative that may…

Servant-Leadership: A Reminder

Servant-Leadership: A Reminder

The concept of servant-leadership is not a new one. The term, however, was first used by Robert Greenleaf in his paper, The Servant as Leader. Here is an excerpt: The servant-leader is servant first…It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings…

Three Words Every Leader Ought to Know

Three Words Every Leader Ought to Know

Here are three words every leader ought to know: health, equitability, and advocacy. Over the years, those have become the issues to which I pay the closest attention. HEALTH:  Do things “feel” healthy?  Often, leaders pay so much attention to necessary bottom lines and issues, that they can fail to adequately assess the life-giving or…

Why Would I Want to Follow You?

I primarily write on the topic of leadership. I enjoy becoming a better leader and being a part of that process for others. As I write, I find myself pondering a basic question: Why would someone want to follow my leadership? If you are a leader, why would someone choose…

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