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Creativity and Hope -May 19, 2020

Reading time – a little longer than usual – about 1:56  .  .  . Peggy Noonan’s piece in the May 7 Wall Street Journal  told of a need for hope to get us out of our malaise and get this economic train chugging forward. She interviewed Ken Langone, a founder Read More

Great Leadership In The Time of Coronavirus -Apr 28, 2020

Reading time – 29 seconds  .  .  . There was some most impactful leadership offered to the children of Britain during the darkest days of the Battle of Britain. Princess Elizabeth was 14 years old in 1940, when she provided a clear, caring radio message, offering understanding and hope to Read More

We Need Your Ideas and So Do You -Apr 23, 2020

Reading time – 39 seconds; Viewing time – 1:44  .  .  . We humans are odd critters in many ways. One of them is that we’re uncomfortable seeing a problem that needs to be solved that doesn’t get fixed. If we don’t do anything about it, not only will we Read More

DePaul University -Apr 07, 2020

Reading time – 24 seconds; Viewing time – 16:57  .  .  . Every semester my former Vistage CEO member Bruce Leech, now Executive Director of the Coleman Entrepreneurial Center at DePaul University in Chicago, asks me to present to his senior year students. It’s immensely rewarding and fun to be Read More

Communication v3.0 -Mar 19, 2020

Reading time – 38 seconds  .  .  . Communication is one of the most difficult things human beings do. It is fraught with opportunity for creating conflict. Indeed, communication guru Lee Thayer tells us, “The fundamental result of all communication is misunderstanding.” Communication is best done face-to-face, because we get Read More

Inspiration – v7.1 -Feb 18, 2020

Reading time – 39 seconds  .  .  . In the last post I showed how important it is for leaders to show up with energy and enthusiasm if their reports are to self-select to give their best and I promised an example. Here’s a musical model. The professional chorus had Read More

Inspiration – v7.0 -Jan 30, 2020

Reading time -39 seconds  .  .  . Great leadership is, in part, centered around the issue of inspiration. Indeed, a 2018 survey done by the Zenger-Folkman organization and published in the Harvard Business Review Blog focused on boss-employee behavior and sheds light on this issue. Their study centered on how U.S. Read More

Life Intervenes -Nov 21, 2019

Reading time – 27 seconds  .  .  . It’s been a while since the last Fully Alive Leadership post and the reason is the same as for most of us as we make our way: Life intervenes. You planed to do that search engine optimization, but then that key customer Read More

High BLM -Jul 30, 2019

Reading time – 39 seconds; Viewing time – 1:25  .  .  . Of course you’re focused on the bottom line. And there really is more to leadership and performance and a new study by Baylor University lays it out for us. What they found is what you know if you’ve Read More

Sparks -Jul 10, 2019

Reading time – 38 seconds; Viewing time – 1:41  .  .  . Delivering a series of executive workshops in Southern California recently gave me an opportunity to first visit with my brother. He’s been trying to sell his house for quite a while and I went there hoping to help Read More

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