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Dependency In the Workplace

Dependency In the Workplace

Childhood and parent relationships can be reflected within the workplace. A way this can occur is by our exhibiting signs of dependency. Dependency in this sense simply means we are, at some level, dependent upon a person or understanding that we consider superior to us. Harry Levinson in his book titled “Executive: The Guide to Responsive Management,” said four aspects of this issue are especially relevant to good organizational fit. Read more about Dependency In the Workplace

Culture: The Third Rail of Leadership

Culture: The Third Rail of Leadership

If you lead from a foundation of values shared by your members, if you emphasize team building, if you involve your group when making decisions, if you support those who work with you and aren’t status or class-conscious or independent and individualistic then it’s likely you could lead in any social or organizational culture. Yes, it’s a little more complicated than that but the good news is that good leadership is universally recognized and desired. Read more about Culture: The Third Rail of Leadership

Cracked Leaders Apply Here

Cracked Leaders Apply Here

No one is perfect and few fully adjusted. In other words, most of us are like cracked pots: We have the promise of potential but with a few leaks and if the strain gets too great our insides show. The goal isn’t to repair the cracks – they’re life long – but to make our inside beautiful so that when we’re strained people experience grace instead of grief. After all, isn’t that the kind of leader you’d want leading your enterprise?

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How to Build a Career While Creating a Life

How to Build a Career While Creating a Life

It’s said to be “more important to know who you are than where you are going, for where you are going will change as the world around you changes.” In this light the demand to know direction and “do something” isn’t always a leader’s best counsel. In fact, the busyness of doing can get in the way of the business of being and become a way to defer taking a look at yourself. If you’ve got this far and are starting to think, “Great, another article on navel-gazing,” that’s not where we’re going. Read more about How to Build a Career While Creating a Life

Beating Burnout

Beating Burnout

If you’re experiencing a decrease in energy, motivation, and commitment because your expectations of achievement are unmet despite devotion to a cause or way of life, then you may be in burnout. Here’s three ways to tell: you are 1) chronically exhausted, and/or 2) cynical and detached from your work, and/or 3) increasingly ineffective on the job.

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