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The Simple Act of Trusting

In the book Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, author Simon Sinek states: “Leadership is the ability to rally people not for a single event, but for years. Leadership requires people to stick with you through thick and thin.” Although I wholeheartedly agree, one might argue the only way that…

Holacracy Is Not The Answer To Your Employee Disengagement Issues

If you’re located in parts of North America where it’s been too cold to even blink your eyes lately, you may not have seen the news. Holacracy is the new black. Holacracy? In a nutshell, Holacracy is an organizational structure — initially devised by self-described “recovering CEO” Brian Robertson of HolacracyOne — that purports to do the following: Holacracy…

The Hierarchy of Education

It’s my belief we are conditioned as children—through the hierarchy of a centuries-old schooling system—to believe the oldest person in the room (the teacher) is the smartest. That works only for so long. We are further conditioned to believe that when we’re extremely smart we’ll be recognized by the highest authority—the school principal—through commendations and…

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