Ethical Choices: Followers, Courage, and Imagination

Whether we want to recognize it or not, we make ethical choices in who we follow, the courage we exhibit, and the imagination in which we see situations. Thoughts on leadership ethics.

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Moral Courage: What is Our Leadership Responsibility?

Moral courage is the required leadership ingredient and responsibility to empower good leaders and prevent bad leaders. Emboldening moral courage is the challenge.

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Open-Handed Leadership: The Intersection of Humility, Adaptability, Longevity and Influence

What if leadership isn’t just about having the best ideas? The idea of open-handed leadership means leaders must value more than just expertise.

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Leading Through Uncontrollable Circumstances

Sometimes circumstances in our real lives are better leadership training than any professional development could ever be. Maya James shares her thoughts on leading through uncontrollable circumstances.

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How Would You Like Your Leadership? Scrambled or Unscrambled?

Leadership can be scrambled or unscrambled. We have a choice in how we lead and in who we want to follow. We need to make the leadership choice.

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The Most Valuable Thing You Can Do Heading into the New Year

Defining your personal values might be the most valuable thing you can do to prepare for next year. Here are three thoughtful questions to help.

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Leaders: Have a Sense of History

Leaders are missing a sense of history. A sense of history is important in business, education, nonprofits, and government.

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We Can Do Better

We can do better. With current events of Millennials, harassment, National Anthem, and rising anxiety, it seems we can do better.

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Lack of Character: Sufficient Cause to Remove a President?

When a president lacks the depth and breadth of character, should they be removed? Our answer sets the stage for future generations. 

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What We Cannot Take a Vacation From

We cannot take a vacation from certain key elements. Although we need a vacation to refresh, we need to remember the constants in life and leadership.

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The Need for More Sadness, Less Anger

Anger rises, stifling collaboration. We need more sadness and less anger. From our sadness, we renew our focus on fulfillment rather than happiness.

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The New ROI: Return on Intelligence

The new ROI is return on intelligence. Hiring smart talent is key, but we need smart people with the right character to get the right return.

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