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These 5 Questions Could Keep You Relevant

On April 4, 2017 in Reflection

Recently, one of the boards I’m on asked all of its members for their “personal reflection” on the last year. The 5-question exercise, which I’ll share with you, reminded me of this hard truth: the second we stop asking questions, we risk becoming irrelevant.

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Don’t Hide Your Story – Share It!

On February 7, 2017 in Reflection

How well do you know your colleagues’ stories? Do they know yours? This month, I’m sharing the cornerstone of my personal story, and I encourage you to share yours too – it’s an important way to let your team members know the real you. Don’t hide your stories, share them!

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Stop Chasing “Different” in the Same Way

On November 8, 2016 in Reflection

Leaders aren’t rewarded for keeping the trains running on time; they’re rewarded for building new tracks. To do that, more of the same isn’t going to cut it. So how can we break our mental models of what our industry should be, and instead re-imagine what it could be?

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Is Leading a Game of “King of the Hill”?

On October 11, 2016 in Reflection

We used to play King of the Hill in the old neighborhood all the time. There could only be one winner because there was only one hill. As leaders, are we applying those rules in our professional lives? (Spoiler alert: It doesn’t have to be that way.)

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Your Turn: What Does Leadership Mean to You?

On August 2, 2016 in Reflection

Throughout the month of August, we’ll be encouraging you to share more of your perspectives on various topics. Earlier this year, we began a series called “Your Turn,” where I turn the tables and ask readers to do the talking. We have really enjoyed the conversations it has sparked and are hoping to build on that over the next few weeks.

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