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December 6 , 2011 /

COSTS OF BEING A LEADER

One light year is a long time, the amount of time it takes light to travel for one year.  At 186,000 miles per second that would be 31,536,000 seconds which equals 525,600 minutes or 8760 hours.  Reports say the Kepler 22b planet is 600 million light years away.  Whether it’s 600 or 600 million makes

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December 5 , 2011 /

LEADING AND BEING AT HOME WITH ONE’S SELF

With gratitude to Peter Senge, who talks often about decentralizing the role of leadership in order to enhance the capacity of all people to work toward healthier human systems, I offer these observations, insights and experiences. As leaders, we are acutely aware of trying to meet the needs of multiple constituencies and I often refer

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December 4 , 2011 /

SYSTEM PREFERENCES

On my computer, I have some 33 choices under “System Preferences”, neatly organized into 5 categories and it all seems to work to serve my needs and support my work.  Cool beans!  However, I have run into another system which is certainly organized as part of a bureaucracy that is beyond belief.  Do we need

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December 3 , 2011 /

No Virtue in Being Busy

NO VIRTUE IN BEING BUSY   – GRG I receive at least a dozen or more emails, telephone calls or messages each week (I don’t text) that are filled with comments about how busy someone is and I am often guilty of the same kind of remark.   And for those who must travel for work, that

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December 1 , 2011 /

The Seven C’s of Competent Leadership

1    Communicationthat is clear, concise, accurate, timely and compelling. Staying in touch  with constituents with information that keeps them up to date, connected and  contributing goes a long way toward strengthening any organization. 2.      Collaboration with colleagues that is supportive and encouraging.  It may take a little more time, effort and energy but in the

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November 23 , 2011 /

Thanksgiving 11/11

What does it mean to pause, take time out, time off and immerse one’s self in a place and space for giving thanks?  As I face 103 degrees East and watch the sun rise over the hills, I am ever grateful for the gift of a new day.  The trees and the fields are waiting

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November 17 , 2011 /

SEMINARS COMING AHEAD

Join a small group of colleagues in a fabulous setting for a unique experience!“Leading is building collaborative energy, listening, asking questions, discerning and helping a group move forward with a purposeful, shared vision.”  GRGNovember 13-16: Deciding to Lead: The Art and Experience of Leadership,  JUST CONCLUDED! – 30 participants from all over the U.S. – 

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November 13 , 2011 /

World Kindness Day – Suggestions

Smile Deck Ideas- Clubs/Hearts/Spades/Diamonds ♣ Clubs: For People You Know 2 Leave a snack for an unsuspecting co-worker or friend. 3 Give a friend your favorite inspirational book with a personal note attached. 4 Connect two friends who had not previously met each other. 5 Share an inspirational story from today’s news. 6 Make a

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November 9 , 2011 /

The Proverbial Seven P’s

Prior Proper Planning Prevents Pee Poor Performance or perhaps it should read Prior Proper Planning Produces Positive Productive Performance! I do not know who deserves credit for the seven P’s but they really capture so much of why a good plan results in positive performance and a poor plan prevents productive performance.  Enough alliteration, we

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