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Searching for the Right Tree in a Giving Forest

In her early thirties, my friend Annette made her first trip out of the United States. She moved to Paris, ...
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Leaders Sleep in Hats – Empathy

“When we designed our own inventions, we just did this and that, it was really easy, we did what we ...
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What Do you See: Leadership & Identities

“The question is not what you look at but what you see.”  ~ Henry David Thoreau, 1851 Amidst news of ...
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This Was My Plan All Along

Not too long ago, I was being interviewed for an article, happily sharing information about how I got started podcasting ...
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Meeting People Where They Are: Meeting is a Journey

Recently at my niece’s school, I was walking along a hallway lined up with pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classrooms. In front ...
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Previously

The viral video of Dr. Robert Kelly talking with the BBC about the impeachment of the South Korean leader, while ...
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Meeting People Where They Are: What Is On the Other Side?

“What you do as an actor is you’re inhabiting souls. And you’re asking those souls to come into your space ...
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Boo! – Perceived Reality

“Help!” squeaked a mouse. “He’s coming!” Who’s coming?” asked a frog. “Big Bro,” said the mouse. “He’s rough, he’s tough, ...
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A Question from a Blue Cat on a Time Machine

What would you do if you had a time machine? The future would no longer be a possibility, but a ...
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Who is a Leader?

“I don’t like monsters and I really don’t like mean people.”  --Melvin Bubble Could you work for Melvin Bubble? Would ...
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Strange Bird: An Endangered Species

Last year, I was following a search for a leadership position that happened publicly. It was the search for the ...
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A Most Amazing Leader

“The quietest thing in the world is a worm chewing peanut butter.”  I love this line from Judi Barrett’s book, ...
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Leadership of the Mundane

What do these people have in common: Ernest Shackleton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Nelson Mandela, and Michael Flatley’s accountants? Regardless ...
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Instructions to Self

Have you ever gotten frustrated when a yoga teacher, a spiritual book or a song tells you to “find your ...
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Do You Know the Way Home?

I recently trained a group of early childhood professionals on new standards designed to raise the quality of early childhood ...
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Defined by Absence

“Go back to the definition,” my mom said to me. That probably doesn’t sound like a typical instruction from a ...
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Leading by Thesaurus

The man is not wholly evil - he has a thesaurus in his cabin. This quote is from J.M. Barrie’s ...
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Overlook the Diamonds: Learning to Stay Focused from Two Guys Who Like Chocolate Milk, Animal Cookies and Something Spectacular

The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook. ~ William James I came across an article about a ...
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First the Leader

I experienced a profound leadership moment at community band rehearsal last night. The conductor stood at the podium, baton in ...
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Between Goal and Process

So-and-so is goal oriented.  So-and-so is results driven.  We have heard those statements, often as compliments.  So-and-so is detail oriented ...
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Year of the Mole

I’d like to declare 2016 the “Year of the Mole.”   No, this is not some new Chinese zodiac animal or ...
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Show Me Your Inner Little Mermaid

I am going to write about The Little Mermaid, I told my friend on the phone.  “I’m talking about the ...
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Thus and So…

Wakes and ripples continue to emit from the New York Times article, “Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising ...
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Looking for Beekle

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" That is a dreaded question for me, and the older ...
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Beekle and Me

I’d like to introduce you to my new, powerful, marshmallow-y muse, Beekle. The first time I read “The Adventures of Beekle: ...
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