What I Learned About The Stigma Of My Stigma

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The timestamp on this post is February 13, 2015, 10am Pacific Time. Lucky, ‘Friday the 13th’. Perhaps it is. At this precise moment in time, I’m ‘under the knife’. I’m hoping it’s a rust-proof knife, because the last thing I need now is tetanus. I’m also trusting the doctor is old and wise enough to […]

The Real Beauty In Leadership Happens By Going Above And Beyond

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“Compassion leaves an indelible blueprint of the recognition that life so sorely needs between one individual and another; one nation and another; one culture and another. It is also valid for the road which our spirit should be building now for crossing the historical abyss that still separates us from a truly contemporary vision of […]

The Strength Of A Leader Comes From The Tree Trunk

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Employee engagement research recently surfaced by Answers – a company that empowers consumers, brands and organizations by connecting them with the information they need to make better informed decisions – suggests only 27% of employees are engaged at work, whereas 45% of employees find themselves in the middle of the pack of engagement. Not surprisingly, […]

The Roots of Becoming a More Effective Leader

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If I had my way, any face-to-face leadership development program on the planet would first start with the facilitator showing a picture of General Sherman. No, not General William Tecumseh Sherman – military strategist and General of the Union Army during the United States Civil War in 1861 through 1865 – rather the giant sequoia […]

The Collateral Damage of Selfish Leadership

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I’m from Canada and although I’ve never played hockey, there is a colloquial expression in my country known as a “puck hog”. No, it’s doesn’t have anything to do with pig farming and it’s also not some new form of Canadian doughnut, but it illustrates the collateral damage of a selfish leader rather well. A puck […]