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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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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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Tension and Release

March 17, 2016 2 Comments
Tension and Release

I’ve loved the abstract concept of creative tension 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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