Be disruptive AND be kind

A large company is going through a cultural transition and is purposefully hiring senior leaders who have a track record of success in being disruptive (meaning: “find ways to change the status quo that isn’t working”). What this means is that the company expects them to take risks, try new things and make change happen. They […]

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Leadership Lessons from Children

A while back, I had written a post on whether kindness should be a leadership competency. Whether you believe kindness should be a required trait of leaders or not, it is an aspect of being human that most people appreciate. Children`s wisdom in knowing the art of being human came back into my view with […]

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Is Kindness a Leadership Competency?

If you had asked me a few years back if I thought kindness was essential to leadership, I may have choked down laughter. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen it listed in a list of essential skills for a leader. Perhaps we can value kindness through painfully experiencing its opposite. When I left a large […]

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