Leadership

Tension and Release

March 17, 2016 2 Comments
Tension and Release

I’ve loved the abstract concept of creative tensionĀ ever since I first encountered it in Peter Senge’s classic systems thinking book The Fifth Discipline. Creative tension is how people who strive for excellence deal with the gap between the way things are and the way they should be. This concept of tension surfaced again for me […]

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The Warning Rocks Leadership!

February 28, 2016 12 Comments
The Warning Rocks Leadership!

Take the time to watch this video of The Warning at TEDxUniversityofNevada and you’ll see an impressive performance by Daniela (15), Paulina (13), and Alejandra (11), three talented sisters from Monterey, Mexico. When I consider the results they have achieved, listen to the words they speak between songs, and watch how they interact with each […]

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Why Do Companies Keep Salaries Secret?

February 20, 2016 9 Comments
Why Do Companies Keep Salaries Secret?

David Burkus opened TEDxUniversityofNevada 2016 with this exceptional talk based on his new book entitled “Under New Management.” I’ve not read the book yet – still waiting for David to send me my courtesy copy – but if it’s anything like his first book I expect it will be well-written and enjoyable. How much do […]

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Next Level Servant Leadership: Arthur Brooks at TED 2016

February 18, 2016 6 Comments
Next Level Servant Leadership: Arthur Brooks at TED 2016

I watched a great talk today by Arthur Brooks at TED 2016. Because I curate TEDxUniversityofNevada, and hosted earlier in the week TEDxUniversityofNevadaLive, I was able to watch his talk via livestream on my home computer. The talk might not be posted to TED.com for months, but when it is posted I highly recommend you […]

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