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Conflict

Conflict

Conflict isn’t going away. If people look to you for comment, opinion, decision and ultimately action, regardless your intent and desire for a better present, the stuff of disagreements will remain. It isn’t a reflection upon your ability or integrity but the confluence of people and the competition of values. Read more about Conflict

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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