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On Maslow, Leadership Fads, and Scholarship

On Maslow, Leadership Fads, and Scholarship

April 11, 2019

Rarely has anyone's work been so poorly applied as Abraham Maslow. Not that I'm trying to impinge on his self-actualization. Seriously, though, you've gotta get outta that rut you are in.

Managing Yourself, Part 8

Managing Yourself, Part 8

April 4, 2019

The eighth and final episode in our series on Managing Yourself. In this episode, we address a final, big question, provided by my friend Jim (an exemplary leader):

  • What do I need to do right now to be able to finish well?

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Managing Yourself, Part 7

Managing Yourself, Part 7

March 28, 2019

The seventh in our series on Managing Yourself. In this episode, we address three more key questions:

  • What is my view of time?
  • Who is the boss of me?
  • What makes me dig in my heels? What turns on my stubbornness?

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Managing Yourself, Part 6

Managing Yourself, Part 6

March 21, 2019

The sixth in our series on Managing Yourself. In this episode, we address two more key ideas: What kind of environment do I thrive in?, and How do I define success?

Resource Cited:

The Strong Interest Inventory: https://careerassessmentsite.com/tests/strong-tests/about-the-strong-interest-inventory/

CareerLeader Assessment: https://www.careerleader.com/
Full disclosure: Career Leader is one of the assessments required in the program that I lead: Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership program at Bethel University.

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Managing Yourself, Part 5

Managing Yourself, Part 5

March 14, 2019

The fifth in our series on Managing Yourself. In this episode, we address two more key ideas: What are my strengths? and What are my weaknesses?

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Managing Yourself, Part 4

Managing Yourself, Part 4

March 7, 2019

The fourth in our series on Managing Yourself. In this episode, we address two more key questions--and not as you might suspect. They are: What do I have to offer? and What do I want to be known for?.

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Managing Yourself, Part 3

Managing Yourself, Part 3

February 28, 2019

Yet another in a series on Leading Yourself. In this episode, the content gets out of hand, as we look at the question "Who are your Trusties." And yes, it's trusties, not trustees.

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Managing Yourself, Part 2

Managing Yourself, Part 2

February 21, 2019

The first of a series on Leading Yourself. In this episode, we look at some dichontomies and contrasts: Telescope or Microscope; Tasky or Teamy; Compass or Clock; Innovation or Stability. Knowing your preferences in each of these areas can help you be a more effective leaders.

Sources Cited:

Peter Drucker, Managing Oneself is the second chapter in this book: https://www.amazon.com/Managing-Yourself-Measure-Clayton-Christensen/dp/1422157997

Robert Terry, Seven Zones for Leadership: https://www.amazon.com/Seven-Zones-Leadership-Authentically-Stability/dp/0891061584

Charles & Ray Eames, Powers of Ten: https://youtu.be/0fKBhvDjuy0

 

 

 

Managing Yourself, Part 1

Managing Yourself, Part 1

February 14, 2019

The first of a series on Leading Yourself. In this episode, we look at How to you like to receive information? and How do you learn best?

Sources Cited:

Peter Drucker, Managing Oneself is the second chapter in this book: https://www.amazon.com/Managing-Yourself-Measure-Clayton-Christensen/dp/1422157997

Ronald Riggio, Susan E. Murphy, Frank Pirozzolo: Multiple Intelligences in Leadership: https://www.amazon.com/Multiple-Intelligences-Leadership-Organization-Management-ebook/dp/B000SH31DS

Howard Gardner: Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons in Theory and Practice: https://www.amazon.com/Multiple-Intelligences-Horizons-Theory-Practice/dp/0465047688

 

Sources almost cited:

  • This is the text I referred to, but could not remember while I was writing and recording this episode. Behold, the irony of it all:

Barbara Oakley, Learning How to Learn. https://www.amazon.com/Learning-How-Learn-Spending-Studying/dp/0143132547 

The Values Episode

The Values Episode

February 7, 2019

There are two kinds of values, and you have them both. How you handle them is what matters.

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