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Sharing My Journey with You

As some of you may know, I completed my Master’s program in Organizational Leadership in May from Gonzaga University and found out that there was still SO much to learn in the field of leadership.  When you really think about it, leadership as a discipline has only been around since the 1940’s as compared to mathematics, philosophy […]

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Another opinion about listening to complainers

I just finished reading an interesting perspective on listening to complainers found online at the following link: http://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/listening-to-complainers-is-bad-for-your-brain.html The premise of this article is that listening to complainers is actually bad for your brain and has negative affects on us.  Linda interviewed Trevor Blake, the author of Three Simple Steps: A Map to Success in […]

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Sensationalism or Significance

In the past several weeks, I have had numerous conversations with companies who are interested in “implementing WOW”, “doing WOW” or “purchasing this program”.  These conversations have included some very thought provoking dialogues about what gets people’s attention and what makes something part of your culture.  The bottom line of the conversations was this- WOW […]

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The Value of Leader Observations

I’m immersed in reading my latest book by Bernard Bass, Transformational Leadership (2006) and intrigued by one of the assertions in this book. “To date, there have been very few attempts to assess transformational leadership via systematic, objective third-party (i.e. nonfollowers) observations.  One exception is a study by Ployhart, Lim, and Chan (2001) that rated […]

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