Thursday, October 6, 2022
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Growth Is Hope (a Sweet Taste of the Future)

An update on my garden, and on areas I need to grow in personally.

The Temptation of the “Quick Fix” in Leadership

Sometimes we have to look at things on a deeper, heart level and understand why people and situations are the way they are. Even why we are the way we are, and what we might need to change.

Why Leaders Must Not Be Afraid of Doing Hard Things

As leaders, doing what’s “most needed or important,” and serving others and the greater good, often requires doing the hard things in life, whether it’s confronting somebody or holding them accountable for their actions.

Great Preacher = Great Leader? Not So Fast!

When a leader admits his or her weaknesses in front of an audience, I think to myself: “That’s great that you see that and can articulate it so well. But how will you follow that up? What kinds of steps will you take over the next few months and years in response to what you just shared with everyone? Are you sharing because you want admiration – or accountability?”

Before We Criticize Our Leaders

I can still recall walking out of the leadership meeting, feeling deflated and invisible.  They just don’t get me, and what I’m trying to do,...

Resisting Temptation: The Urgent and the Loud

When was the last time somebody called you on the phone just to ask how you were doing? No particular item of business to...

From Passivity to Empowerment

Leading in weakness does not mean passivity, and it’s not just for times of crisis or exhaustion.

What Is Leadership?

I like to think and write about leadership a lot – I love that there are so many ways to look at it. My passion is to make unique connections between these insights, and raise important questions for leaders to consider.

Thinking Too Highly of Our Leaders

Do we need to re-humanize the leaders and spokespeople in our lives?

What Can We Do? (Amidst Tension & Tragedy)

Here are three constructive things we can do at a moment’s notice … without “taking sides” on polarizing topics.

What Can We Say? (Amidst Tension & Tragedy)

In light of recent violence in worldwide news, here are two simple leadership skills that will help us to communicate respectfully.

Feedback and Power

Feedback is a tool of power, and it can create environments of freedom or oppression.

Feedback and Ethnicity

Is there an “Asian American” way to handle feedback? How does ethnicity impact feedback processes and growth?

Disagreement ≠ Defensiveness

Allow yourself to be influenced by others, but believe in what you stand for.

How to Receive Feedback Graciously

A recipe for how to make someone’s blood boil. And how to cool it down in 3 simple steps.

Putting Negative Feedback into Perspective

Which is worse: criticism or indifference?

How to Deliver Feedback Effectively

Breaking down effective feedback: 7 practical steps that can be executed in less than 1 minute.

The Difference Between Flattery and Appreciation

Just add one word — “because” — to make your appreciation of others meaningful.

Feedback: The First and Most Important Thing to Say

One simple thing you can say to eliminate 90% of problems when you’re delivering feedback.

How to Decide If and When to Give Feedback

Three crucial questions to ask ourselves before we start giving feedback.
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