What does it mean to be a good neighbor in these uncertain times?

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We are living and working in unprecedented times.  Organizations and the leaders in them are having to react quickly and communicate clearly in order to protect people while still sustaining the organization.  This is the time for communities to come together and support one another.   I have written fairly extensively about the value of community and how leaders need to …

Four Life Lessons from Mister Rogers

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This past year I was mesmerized by Mister Rogers.  Since my boys were not loyal watchers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, I am not sure why I am so intrigued–but I am not alone.  The documentary I loved and I enjoyed Tom Hanks portraying Rogers in the movie A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood almost as much. I think my fascination is with …

His Legacy Will Live On: Remembering Clayton Christensen

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This week the world lost a management scholar, guru, and sage Clayton Christensen who died January 24th.  A professor at Harvard Business School, he was named in 2011 the world’s most influential business thinker in a biennial ranking conducted by Thinkers50.  He had a couple of near-death experiences (NDEs) which caused him to be reflective and introspective. In 2010, Christensen gave …

Make Every Day A Giving Thanks Day

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It is easy to focus on gratitude and giving thanks during the month of November.  But what if we made every day a giving thanks day?  How would we do this?  Read this to learn more.   A few weeks ago my post was on gratitude and delights.  I had a few people contact me about the delights in their …

What is Your Breadcrumb Legacy?

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DSM 2019What is your Breadcrumb Legacy?  If you don’t know, my recent article will explain.  This post is for anyone and everyone who wants to live life on purpose and with passion.  Meaning matters. “The key to a deeper, healthier life, isn’t knowing the meaning of life —it’s building meaning into your life.”  Dhruv Khullar The last few years, I …

Why Leaders Need to Understand Death and Loss

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This post is for anyone who is or has experienced loss.  And if you are in the position to influence the lives of others, then you need to read this post–for sure. An unusual theme that emerged that became a chapter in my book Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice for 100 Experts.  The theme was this:  leaders need to understand death …