Category Archives: Vulnerability

Thankfulness Changes My Perspective by

I went to High School on Cape Cod, and as a kid encountered abundant markers, stories, and tales of the first white settlers to make landfall in pursuit of religious freedom and the possibility of prosperity. I often used to … Continue reading

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Courage at Work – Overcoming the Slight of Mind of Self Deception by

“Courageous leadership” is such a great expression, but frankly, the act itself scares the crap out of me. Being courageous begins with looking honestly at myself and sometimes that’s hard. Sure, being a courageous leader includes acts such as speaking … Continue reading

Crying at work? Emotions matter. by

Tears at work freak everybody out. People tell us that they worry that tears at work will make them appear weak and that when someone cries in their presence they just don’t know what to do to help. Tears make … Continue reading

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Appearance at Work: Who Wears the Load? by

Can we please just talk about my hair for a minute? This month’s theme is Balancing the Juggle (Men and Women) and I’d like to begin the month talking about appearance at work, or, my hair.  See, I got a Mohawk … Continue reading

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The Choice to Believe by

“If you don’t like how you’re feeling, change what you are believing.” Great advise, if only it were that simple. Agility and resilience are great concepts; they are holy grails to aspire to for those lucky sorts who are not … Continue reading

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Vows and Metrics: Making Marriage and Business Work Together by

Without a doubt the oldest form of business in the world is the family business, and probably the oldest business partnership model is the one established between husband and wife. More recently, examples such as Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner … Continue reading

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You Had Me at Hello: 4 Ways Some Leaders Inspire Us by

  Have you ever worked for someone you would follow anywhere? Despite the numerous definitions of effective leadership, and store shelves packed with books claiming to unlock its secrets, it seems to me that there are a few, very simple … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Lead When You Don’t Have the Answer: Learning vs. Knowing by

This past week I interviewed a candidate for a client hiring a key position. I was struck by something the candidate said in response to my question “what compels you to want to join this company?” His answer? “Frankly I … Continue reading

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To Become a Leader is to Become Yourself: Remembering Warren Bennis by

Warren Bennis, an icon in the field of successful organizational leadership, died last week at the age of 89. I find myself reflective and reminiscent of his passing in a personal way. We share the same alma mater, Antioch College, … Continue reading

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