Archive for October, 2013

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    7 Quick Ways to ENERGIZE despite Cold Air, Short Nights, Long Days

    The University has its own rhythm – the Great Enthuse of the first weeks full of sheer possibility, then viruses spreading and mid-terms looming.  And now it’s bearing down time, the stretch to holidays and finals, with little new but colds and colder air and […]

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    Moving the authority – whether you’re the #2 or the #rebel

    Hannah, my great TA and I are in the middle of reading eight cases a week of “leadership breakdowns.” The fact-patterns are diverse but a handful of themes continually recur. These student cases are strikingly similar to “real life” adult cases, including breakdowns I have […]

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    How People — Perhaps You — Get into bad trouble

    Last week I wrote about how vital it is to listen listen listen to younger folks who see things different than you might.  Claire Stevens, a self-described “late twenties, government worker, wife and mother” wrote a fantastic response from her perspective, which I commend to […]

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    How To Embrace Young Workers — Who don’t want to embrace us

    I’m coming off a speech to 50-something and 60-something government executives, followed by the wedding of two 20-something and 30-thirysomething folk, and the return home of our 24-year old college graduate, young worker.  Generational shifts are not only on my mind, but they are shifting […]

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