Community Leadership

A new book entitled “Community Capitalism” by Ron Kitchens details the effects of community leadership pulling together to ignore the effects of globalization that have plagued many communities. This book is about my community of Kalamazoo, Michigan. It is about making possibility real. I couldn’t be prouder of the place and the people who have […]

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Your Winning Strategy

I am staying in a hotel for a few days as I work at a client site. Yesterday, when coming back to the hotel, I automatically passed through the lobby and took the elevator up to the floor my room is on. When I got off the elevator it hit me that this hotel is […]

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New Publication!!!!

I’m excited and honored to have worked with two other executive coaches, Donna Zajonc of the Bainbridge Leadership Center, and David Latshaw of Latshaw and Associates on a publication through ICMA press entitled “Reaching Your Highes Potential: Executive Coaching for Local Government Leaders”. It is available for purchase at the International City/County Manager’s Association web […]

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Alpha Leaders

We may all know an alpha leader. You know, the kind who self confident, bold, demanding, fast paced, direct and unemotional? Recently, I heard Eddie Erlandson, a co-author of the book called Alpha Male Syndrome speak, and the light went on. I actually work with a lot of alphas, or with people who work with […]

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Earning the Title of Leader

April 24, 2008 Column “About Leadership”, West Michigan Business Review Recent public figures who have had lapses in judgment do not deserve to be called “leaders.” But their stories may prompt us to reflect on what it takes to earn that title. Although the news headlines may lead us to believe otherwise, good leaders are […]

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My Wish for You

One Last Thing My colleague and friend David Chinsky published this in his new newsletter. Check out his site, David Chinsky and Associates and consider subscribing to his newsletter. It’s very well done! “I sincerely wish that you will have the experience of thinking up a new idea, organizing it, and following it through to […]

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