Don’t Waste a Crisis: How the Worst Thing Ever Brought Us Together

Crisis in an organization, family or community can destroy relationships. It can also bring people together. Here’s how to go from crisis to common ground.

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One Life at a Time: A Different Angle on #BlackLivesMatter

Paula Kiger shares how she moved past her initial discomfort to stand up and support the #BlackLivesMatter movement; and how others can follow her lead.

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5 Characteristics of a Common Ground Conversation

We can’t avoid tough conversations with people who have different opinions forever. When it’s finally time to talk, here’s how to have a “Common Ground” conversation.

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Please Offend Me: Why We Want to be Offended

Why do many of us watch, follow, seek out, or otherwise pursue things that offend us? One theory: sometimes being offended feels kind of good.

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Pumping Schedule: Thoughts on Parental Leave and Family Support

As leaders, it is our responsibility to advocate, and inspire others to advocate, for equity as a strategic investment. Parental leave is a wise investment.

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From Frustration to Friend: How Building Common Ground Made Us Better

Is it really possible for two people to go from constantly frustrating each other to becoming friends? That’s the power of building common ground.

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Common Ground and Higher Ground are Peanut Butter and Jelly

To be an effective leader as a Common Grounder, developing a higher ground mindset and approach is essential. A combination of common ground and higher ground make a positive impact.

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The Leadership Power Shift Underway (A Political and Business Undercurrent)

Since our national political leadership is failing, a leadership power shift is underway. City, state, and business leaders are filling the void.

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Is Modern Leadership Missing the Point?

By focussing solely on growth and progress, could modern leadership be missing the point? Matthew Jones makes a case for a broader, more ambitious vision.

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How Much Should Entrepreneurs Pay Themselves?

How much should entrepreneurs pay themselves? It’s tricky business. Here are a few tips to figure out how much you should be paying yourself, and how often.

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Leadership Governance: A Guardian Angel Practice

Ethic failures of business leaders increased. To create greater leader accountability, a new leadership governance model is required – a guardian angel way.

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Jeff Bezos: How to Avoid Day 2

Jeff Bezos describes the danger of Day 2. To lead innovatively, we need to avoid Day 2 and stay in the present Day 1 attentively.

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