Leadership Lessons

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When Crisis Comes Knocking

When your organization is facing an existential threat, the only path that will carry you through intact is one that brings your team with you. Unrealistic projections and lofty promises are cheap tricks that devalue your most important asset: an authentic connection with the people you rely on.Read more


No Mud, No Lotus

No matter how dark the situation, the struggle to overcome difficulty shapes us. When we become conscious of the possibilities offered by adversity, we can draw on it as a resource to hone ourselves and develop our potential.Read more


Staying Stoic

Concentrating on the things you can change and accepting the things you cannot frees up valuable energy to strive toward achievable goals. It also helps maintain a healthy disposition in a world that can often seem chaotic and unmanageable.Read more


No Room for the Sidelines

The appetite for change stirred up by a crisis can be harnessed for broader positive movements. By overturning old certainties and shining new light on old problems, issues, or injustices, a crisis can be a catalyst for a better tomorrow … as long as we are willing to accept the challenge.Read more


Innovation Finds a Way

The passionate desire to serve others provides a springboard for creative change. A commitment to helping causes that really matter gives meaning to our work and motivates our quest for solutions.Read more


Decision Points

Not everything important is urgent and not everything that seems urgent is important. Taking a moment to distinguish between the two can cut your stress levels dramatically.Read more


Passionate and Curious

Reaffirming core values is an important way to unite an an organization. It reminds everyone of their shared purpose, common goals, and collective mindsets. It’s the fabric that ties, binds, and buoys in times of change.Read more


Helpful and Committed

Purpose is what gives us passion and drives us forward. Service to others is a renewable resource for motivation and is particularly important in times of crisis.Read more


Moral Leadership in Divided Times

Choose togetherness In an increasingly partisan world, communicating across lines of conflict is an essential part of leadership. Your role is to encourage your team to choose a common purpose that finds ways to unite, while also creating a safe space for honest and authentic dialogue. Choose inclusivity When tackling difficult issues, empathy and an […]Read more


The Future of Work

In crisis situations, leaders need to balance forward-looking optimism against the sheer unpredictability of a chaotic future. There is a fine line to be walked between unrealistic certainty and leaving your organization adrift with no foundation for future planning.Read more


The Fearless Journey

Milestones are important, especially when navigating in a crisis. Commemorating progress helps to build culture by focusing on shared achievements.Read more


Keep on Moving

Commitment to making progress can’t be demanded by an organization’s leaders. It’s an attitude that comes from the ground up. Read more


What Else Could this Mean?

We can’t control everything that goes on in the world, but we can control how we respond. The ability to create meaning and choose what we make of our experiences, how we react, and how we move forward is the source of all creativity.Read more



We lead ourselves most effectively when we shape our actions to achieve meaningful ends. Meaningful goals create moments of joy in their completion and satisfaction in their pursuit.Read more



Organizations and communities are held together by the connections between individuals. A key leadership goal should be nourishing and nurturing the multidimensional connections that define your culture. Read more


Be the Reason

Every change starts with an individual believing that something new is possible. Real leadership inspires that sense of possibility at all levels of an organization.Read more

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