Collaboration, Encouragement and Barn-raising

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Collaboration, Encouragement and Barn-raising

The Cajun Navy, an informal network of good Samaritans with small watercraft, mobilized once again in the last few weeks—this time to help the victims of Hurricanes Florence and Michael. Formed as a response to Katrina in 2005, the so-called Cajun Navy has saved thousands of stranded people and lives. Their emergent activity, now an integral component of hurricane disaster relief, has similar characteristics to what many Amish families experience with barn-raising when disaster strikes in their communities.

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Avoid Deadly Organizational Storms and Employee Silence

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Avoid Deadly Organizational Storms and Employee Silence

Unlike natural disasters, many organizational rogue waves can often be avoided and/or minimized. Effective leaders communicate and prepare their “crews” for rough seas and unexpected weather patterns so that they know what to do. When crews hear “hold fast,” for example, they know to batten down the hatches and get to a secure position. Prepared for changes and obstacles, they are more likely to navigate the challenges without media attention and/or employees abandoning the ship.

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How the Best Leaders Reduce Turnover and Increase Engagement

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How the Best Leaders Reduce Turnover and Increase Engagement

“Leaders who don’t listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say.” Andy Stanley
At the prospect of finding more satisfying work and/or better pay, 3.4 million people quit their jobs in April 2018. In fact, according to Gallup, 51% of employees are actively looking for new jobs or watching for new job openings. You may be saying to yourself, “Our employees are not in that percentage…or are they?”

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Leadership Rejection: How to Overcome the Agony of Defeat

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Leadership Rejection: How to Overcome the Agony of Defeat

What makes one leader overcome defeat and rejection while another fails to move on? What motivates one leader to learn from disappointment and another to decide never to try again? Research reports suggest that there are distinct characteristics of those who overcome setbacks and those who do not.

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The Butterfly Effect – Are Your Leaders Getting It Wrong?

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The Butterfly Effect – Are Your Leaders Getting It Wrong?

With today’s complexity and conflicting realities, some leaders wish for a crystal ball, seek out futurists, or even read the French prophet Nostradamus’ predictions. Whether terrifying or optimistic, predictions are often stated with great confidence and authority.

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How to Increase Color in Your Diversity Leadership Jar

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How to Increase Color in Your Diversity Leadership Jar

“We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.”  – Max de Pree

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Embracing Duality

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Embracing Duality

In life, we often have to deal with and explore dualities of life and how to recognize two independent, universal principles such as light and dark, life and death, good and evil. As leaders, we also address dualities between vulnerability and strength or exclusion and inclusion.

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Four Symbols of a Servant Leader

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Four Symbols of a Servant Leader

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

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Golf and Leadership Integrity

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Golf and Leadership Integrity

Golf is often called the “gentleman’s sport” with its own language, rules, customs and etiquette. Whether you understand what entices others to the game or not, here are five golf principles that offer leadership lessons.

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