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Creative Leaders

I’m sad to report that in the past few years, ever since uncertainty became our insistent 21st century companion, leadership has taken a great leap backwards to the familiar territory…

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Amazing Grace

This is not a religious post.  Nor a political one. It’s a post about the power of grace in leadership. In the wake of the slaying of nine African American…

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An Absurd Extreme of Gender Bias

Dead for 48 minutes, Catholic Priest claims God is female Posted Feb 19, 2015 at 2:13pm A Catholic priest from Massachussetts was officially dead for more than 48 minutes before…

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Resolution or Inspiration?

Like most of us, I love the new year.   It’s a great opportunity: a blank slate on which to write a promising imagined future.  But what do we tend…

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The Risk of Self-Effacement? “Self-Erasement”

One of the qualities we admire in leaders is humility… the ability to influence others without bravado or self-involvement. This is a compelling facet of the ‘grace’ side of leadership, because it…

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He Leads “Like a Girl”

Thanks to Mo’ne Davis, a thirteen-year old soft ball player with a 70 MPH fastball, it’s a little harder to use “throws like a girl” as an insult. I’m looking…

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‘No’ is a complete sentence. (Anne Lamott)

Gracesters, this one’s for you. What happens when you imagine saying ‘no’ to someone? Does your chest tighten or your stomach knot up? Do emotions arise? Anxiety, perhaps, or even…

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Let The Feedback In: Don’t Let Your Wallet Fly Off Your Car!

I was scared. I was tooling down the D.C. Beltway when another car pulled up right next to me, blaring its horn. The passengers were madly gesticulating to me, but…

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Work Life Balance From Multiple Perspectives

Here’s a great article from HBR that lays out three perspectives on work-life balance: country, corporate, and couple.

Women bring what is needed now

Here’s an excellent article by my colleague, Dana Theus, of InPower Women.