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Following Your Passion Isn’t Enough

There is a popular mantra today that says, “Follow your passion.” It seems to suggest that by simply following my passion I will somehow achieve great success.

If that were true, I would have been a pro quarterback, despite not having the arm strength,

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Leader Identity: Being a Leader Without Being In Charge

These are challenging times for leaders and it begins with the simple question, “Who am I?”

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Don’t Underestimate the Power of Organizational Culture

Over the past three years I have had two opportunities to use the Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument (OCAI) in conjunction with consulting work done with public agencies going through amalgamation. It has long been my observation that organizations pay far too little attention to culture when they engage in mergers,

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Inclusive Leadership May Be More Relevant Than Ever

There is a popular “truth” out there that, in times of crisis, we need forceful leaders to independently make decisions.

People will often cite examples such as an impending crash to justify the pilot making decisions on his or her own, on the basis that seconds count (which is true) and that the pilot alone has the fast-thinking ability to avoid disaster (which is not necessarily true).

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