Archive for October, 2007

  • How Shall We Follow?

    How Shall We Follow?

    Friends, Imagine you are part of a system that faces hard choices and complex challenges.  For example, you’re in a family that is trying to decide about end-of-life issues, or you’re trying to decide whether to relocate your kids for a job opportunity. Or perhaps […]

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  • Context and Purpose

    Context and Purpose

    Friends, On Friday I had two MSU freshmen on my radio show.  They were graduates of a marvelous middle and high school program called the Art of Leadership.*  One facet of that program is that the young people write a personal life vision statement.  The […]

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  • Raising Kids, Picasso and SuperLeadership

    Raising Kids, Picasso and SuperLeadership

    Friends, Back in the late-80s when there were only around 50 or so books on leadership, a book by Sims and Manz called SuperLeadership grabbed me! By “super” they meant “really great,” but they also meant super, from the Latin meaning “above,” i.e., leaders above […]

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  • A Leader Who Sees Religion Need Not Divide Us

    A Leader Who Sees Religion Need Not Divide Us

    Friends, Today’s RFL offers both an example of courageous leadership and a resource for enrichment. I’ve been following a leader named David Crumm. David’s been a journalist for thirty years, the last twenty as the religion writer for the Detroit Free Press. To me David […]

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  • When It Comes To Energy – Don't Do What I Did To Jennifer

    When It Comes To Energy – Don't Do What I Did To Jennifer

    Friends, Chapter three of my book Everyday Leadership speaks to the ever-present concern of great leaders: motivation, or motor-vation! How do you get people’s engines going? Given our national, state, and business challenges, which one of us doesn’t need to get the engines roaring? In one […]

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