Responsible Vs. Foolish Freedom

February 20, 2017 0 Comments
Responsible Vs. Foolish Freedom

One of the highest forms of responsibility is the responsibility to be free. One of the highest forms of freedom is the freedom to be responsible…Yet if we examine our lives closely, most of us will find that we are slaves to something that defines our zone of comfort – whether it be the approval of […]

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Leadership Advice From An Evangelist

February 18, 2017 2 Comments
Leadership Advice From An Evangelist

I recently read a great little book on evangelism by TEDxUniversityofNevada 2014 speaker Harvey Turner. I was struck by the similarities between effective evangelism and effective leadership, something I had not expected. Paraphrasing Harvey, evangelism simply means “applying good news to people’s lives.” The best leaders do something similar on a daily basis with the people […]

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Narcissistic Leadership: A Review Of The Most Recent Evidence

January 26, 2017 2 Comments
Narcissistic Leadership: A Review Of The Most Recent Evidence

I hate to break this to you, but every leader reading this is a narcissist. Yes, that includes you. Narcissism is a personality trait, and like many other personality traits, it exists in all of us along a continuum from low to high levels; hence, narcissistic leadership is a trait we all share to some […]

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Overconfidence

August 29, 2016 4 Comments
Overconfidence

One of the main causes of groupthink is overconfident leaders with an inflated concern for personal reputation. Groupthink is a pervasive threat to effective decision making for leaders. A recent study by Joyce Ehrlinger, Ainsley Mitchum, and Carol Dweck provides some insight into understanding overconfidence. You should recognize Carol Dweck for her seminal work on […]

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