Monthly Archives: October 2016

Situational Leadership in the Argentine Tango

It takes two to tango. In dance, as in life, a leader cannot lead without a follower. I recently saw a video on Instagram about the importance of establishing and maintaining a good connection between leader and follower in Argentine … Continue reading

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Good Leadership is Uncomfortable

Admittedly, I’m a sports guy and love sports analogies.  I also love podcasts because those 30-minute commutes to work require some entertainment to keep me awake.  So, in comes The Herd with Colin Cowherd.  Colin with his guest John Lynch … Continue reading

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Are You the Hero of Your Own Journey?

Question from the end of Chapter 9 in True North:” Do you see yourself as the hero of your own journey?” Growing up as boy and even now, I have fantasized about being some of the great heroes of movies, … Continue reading

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“Don’t Send That Email. Pick up the Phone!”

Don’t Send That Email, Pick up the Phone! Social Media: The Decline of Face to Face Communication Good communication between members of a team, company, or school is a vital component to its success. However, how do we define “good” … Continue reading

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Schools As Community Champions

We’ve all heard of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, but outside of graduate school how many of us actually take time to think about it in our own classrooms? Many schools today are not only charged with meeting the academic needs … Continue reading

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The Power of Gratitude

Gratitude: (n) The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Synonyms: Gratefulness, thankfulness, thanks, appreciation. This morning during a department meeting, the topic of gratitude came up and it has me thinking, how importance is … Continue reading

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Wells Fargo, the Leadership, and the Culture

http://www.npr.org/2016/10/04/496508361/former-wells-fargo-employees-describe-toxic-sales-culture-even-at-hq https://hbr.org/2016/10/the-leadership-blind-spots-at-wells-fargo The culture of a company or an educational intuition is developed and maintained by the leader and the members of the leadership team.  A recent and popular story in the media involves several Wells Fargo Banks and the … Continue reading

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