Tag: courage

It Takes Character And Courage To Confront Our Integrity Gaps

December 31, 2013 2 Comments
It Takes Character And Courage To Confront Our Integrity Gaps

This brilliant short video was posted on the TEDxYouTube site recently. The talk was delivered at TEDxTelAvivWomen 2013. I strongly encourage you to watch it to the very end. In telling the story about her struggle to reconcile with the man who killed her son, Robi Damelin provides an excellent illustration of Advanced Change Theory [...]

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Will Swenson: A Picture Of Intimate Leadership

September 20, 2013 2 Comments
Will Swenson: A Picture Of Intimate Leadership

I rarely watch the evening news on TV, but I was lucky enough to catch the story of Medal of Honor winner Army Captain Will Swenson last night. Capt. Swenson will be awarded the Medal of Honor next month for his actions in battle in Afghanistan on September 8, 2009. In this rare and raw video footage [...]

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Shrink The Change

September 2, 2013 2 Comments
Shrink The Change

Our emotional response to change is critical. Emotions provide great energy, either to resist or enable difficult change. In Chip and Dan Heath’s book Switch, the emotional response to change is portrayed as an elephant. One of the suggestions they give for dealing with the elephant is to shrink the change. Many of us will associate [...]

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The Choices Of Leadership

April 5, 2013 2 Comments
The Choices Of Leadership

I am speaking this morning to a group of leaders at Truckee Meadows Community College. It’s not often that I get a chance to speak to colleagues in education about leadership so I am looking forward to it. These folks have been participating in leadership development and my talk will be the final session. I [...]

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