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  • The Art Of Bouncing Back

    His left arm was left useless by the polio that ravaged his body as a boy. As a ten-year-old he tended the family’s goat herd while supporting himself on a stick he’d fashioned into a crutch. He remembered his father, six days after his wedding and with a newly pregnant wife, had been forcibly

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    Trust: Positivity And Community

    I’ve been doing some reading and writing on establishing a culture of trust, and it’s pretty clear to me how leaders are setting the standards throughout their organizations. As I shared in my last post, leaders are standard-bearers who establish the basic tenets of integrity throughout their

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    Create A Standard of Integrity

    The Mustang GT accelerated smoothly as I put her through the gears. With tremendous torque at the top end of the power curve, the engine’s throaty rumble seemed to express joy when it was being wound out. The racing seat and four-point harness, sized for slimmer hips, was snug but kept me solidly

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    Establish A Culture Of Trust

    The First In A Five-Part Series On Trust In nearly every consulting, coaching, or mastermind group that I have facilitated, the question of trust takes front-and-center as a topic of conversation. Either the groups share a high level of trust and confidence in each other, or more often, have very

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    Are you growing people’s strengths? You cannot afford not to. Employees value the opportunity to develop and grow – maybe even beyond the role they were hired for. This is especially true of millennials, as shown by a number of studies. According to the Gallup report How Millennials Want

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    Are You a Manager or a Leader?

    The client sitting across the table sipped his coffee and leveled a stare at me. “What I need,” he said, “is not more leaders. I need followers that will follow and managers that will manage.” When I asked him to expand a bit on this, here was his paraphrased response: We have enough

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    The Chinese World Order

     Reprinted from: Andrew J. Nathan October 12, 2017 Issue The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic Region by Michael R. Auslin, Yale University Press, 279 pp., $30.00 Post-Western World: How Emerging Powers Are Remaking Global

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    Choose Courage

    My heart raced. I cracked wise while trying not to “white knuckle” the pegs as I climbed some 80 feet into the air and prepared to cross the log suspended between two 120-year-old Douglas firs. I paused and took a deep breath as I tried to ignore the distracting calls of encouragement from my

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    Those who have attended my American history classes or seminars on ethics and values will recall my assertion that "in order for a Nation to be healthy, it must be composed of citizens that share a common mythos." Author Wilfred McClay asserts that Americans "have, in some measure, lost our guiding

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    Why Authoritarianism May Be On the Rise

    By Yascha Mounk | March 1st, 2017 Why is democracy in trouble? Long before democracy’s global slump became conventional wisdom, Yascha Mounk was warning that support for democracy was on the decline in the world’s most advanced societies.   In a paper published in the Journal of

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