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Need a Place to Lead?

Leading and leadership are often described in positional terms such as: From the top From the front From the middle From the center From the inside out From the heart From behind From the rear From the back From the … Continue reading

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The View From Here

The modern British Two Pound coin gives homage to the one-time Warden and later Master of the Royal Mint, Sir Isaac Newton, bearing on its edge an inscription, a snippet taken from a 1676 letter from Newton to Robert Hooke: … Continue reading

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Map Reading

Safely through a narrow channel, wind and waves at our back, the bows of our canoes pierced Little Batchewaung Bay in Quetico Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada. A party of three in two canoes–I and my daughter in one, my son paddling his open … Continue reading

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The More You Plant

The more you plant, the more you grow. This seems like common sense: more seeds in the soil means more yield later.  (Quantity) Or, the greater the variety–one of this, one of that, one of another–the more total plants. (Quality) … Continue reading

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One Tree, Three Trees

I am learning the art and craft of bonsai.  I have one tree in training, a dwarf cultivar of the Chinese elm (ulmus parvifloria yatsubusu). This makes me a novice, gaining fundamental competence. Although I have little practical experience in … Continue reading

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Culture Shaping

Even today, 35 years after the June 20, 1975, movie release based on Peter Benchley’s novel, humming a tremulous few notes from the score of the movie “Jaws” is enough to conger up frightening scenes of the vicious Great White … Continue reading

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From Competence to Innovation…and Back Again

What does it mean to “develop the organization”? From vision and mission to processes, products, and services, organizations develop as people in the organization develop.  What we do and how we do it makes a difference on the job: thinking, … Continue reading

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