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  • How to Take a Big Leap in Leadership Effectiveness

    I sincerely believe I am going to leap forward in my teaching-leadership this week, because I got a great gift a week ago. The context for the gift was my sending students an email last weekend. In it, I told them that I was seeking […]

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    Positive, Fun and Easy Leading

    Check out this list.  What do these things have in common: Telephone Deck of cards Answering machine Phone book Cookbook Camera Camcorder Tape recorder Radio Cup of Dice Alarm clock Calculator Dictionary Rolodex Calendar Street map Flashlight Fax Compass Metronome Outdoor thermometer Encyclopedia Hint: You […]

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  • How to Manage Conflict with the Powerful and Entrenched

    Thanks for the wonderful feedback on my just-completed 3-part series on how to constructively engage when there is CONFLICT.  I got wonderful push back, too.  Some argued against the usefulness of my prescriptions in important cases.  For example, my deliberate, humble and honest approach to […]

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    Resolving Interpersonal Conflict – 3rd of 3

    My business partner M.A. used to say, “Muller, we teach best what we most need to learn.” So, I’ve been teaching myself about conflict over the last two weeks.  Here in Red is a summary of the first two RFL columns on the topic: 1: Heighten your […]

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  • Curbing the Curse of Conflict – Part Two

    This is part 2 of 3 in thinking about one of – if not the greatest energy-sucks in organizational and family life:  Conflict. Last week, I suggested a three-part foundation (if you missed last week’s RFL, the three parts are described in a little more […]

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  • How You Can Get a Handle on the Costly Curse of Conflict

    We were seven kids in a pretty healthy family.  Seven kids in a 3-bedroom ranch. Oh, and seven 7 kids in our one Ford Country Squire. Picture the 9 of us, sardine chldren: We were a daily and nightly laboratory of conflict. My memory is […]

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  • What Would You Tattoo . . . On Your Heart

    Perhaps you have read of Fr. Gregory Boyle, S.J.  Boyle has been working (LEADING!) in Los Angeles for thirty years, dedicated to Homeboy Industries, “the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world.” In his two books, he frequently introduces the “homies” (as […]

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  • Abuse Authority Leadership – Us

    Two stories this week scream to those in authority and to those without authority- and I would guess that we are all both. In different contexts, we are with and without authority.  The stories confront us with the worst of human nature and of the […]

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  • 2018 How to Tap a New Source for Leading

    I have one question that I think might make your 2018 dramatically better and also more fun. First I begin with a question, then a quick story, then the might be mighty part of the story. The Question:  “What could happen in 2018 for which you […]

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  • 3 W’s to a Great Year

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