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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.

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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.

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Corporate Celebration

While celebration within our organizations doesn’t mean we’re responsible for everyone’s happiness, still, happiness is core to the idea—we don’t celebrate very well when we’re sad. If happiness in the workplace—or in the volunteer organization, the serving place – is key to celebration, how is it attained?

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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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Non-Hierarchical Leadership

The Occupy Movement’s rapid growth could be thought of as having “tapped” a political narrative in American society. In this light they grew because everyone who shared a similar ideology joined in the cause. While this could be the reason for their expansion the failure to achieve widespread acceptance, even to having many city governments restrict their ability, argues that the key to their growth wasn’t ideology but something else.

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