Archive for June2014

Making Lightning

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What do we need to do to inspire others to action?  There are means of doing that through rewards and recognition, but ultimately, transactional leadership goes only so far.  We can set a positive example and drive our culture through our own actions, but that requires those we wish to inspire to pay attention.  Every expert on […]

Conclusion

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A while back, my daughter entered a project into her school’s science fair.  Being a dabbler in the physical sciences, I was looking forward to seeing the results of her experiment, which was to measure the effects of earthquake-like motion on different shapes. The short story was that while she worked to prove (or disprove) her […]

Celebration

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One of the interesting aspects of leading is success and how one deals with it and learns from it. To paraphrase Lao Tzu, one celebrates victory in war like a funeral, because there are winners, yes, but there are losers. In war, of course, this implies celebrating victory is the manifestation of delight in killing, […]