Interesting Book

“Carly Fiorina, Tough Choices” a memoir. Now we know her side of the story. She sure took a beating, and I’m happy she could put her story out there. Readers may take different things away from this book about the rise and fall of the former CEO of Hewlett Packard. I was reminded of how […]

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Leadership is a Calling

I’ve just picked up the latest offering by Thomas Moore (author of the classic “Care of the Soul”), “A Life at Work: The Joy of Discovering What You Were Born To Do“. I’m hoping to find some wisdom that I can pass along to clients who are losing energy and connection to their reasons for […]

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Feedback vs. Coaching as a Leadership Tool

So often, “coaching” is used as a buzz term for almost any kind of interaction in the workplace (and everywhere else. Who would have thought there would be such a thing as a “knitting coach”?). The term has been confused, misused, misunderstood and blasphemed. Yet, coaching is hot in the workplace. Executive coaches work with […]

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"Service Leadership" Demonstrated by Local Government Managers

Last week, I attended the Michigan Local Government Manager’s Association annual winter conference. This is a group of professional city, county, township managers, who are appointed by an elected governing body to manage a local government entity. See “Council-Manager Form of Government” for more information. Local government managers are some of my favorite leaders to […]

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