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Life May Not Be A Journey

Life May Not Be A Journey

May 29, 2020

This episode takes on the question of life as a journey, with reflections on Red Lake, and why your life may be more like a Baker, Farmer, Soldier, Navigator, Monk, Negotiator/Peacemaker, or Butler--and why those patterns of life matter.

My hope is that next season will find me back in my normal studio setting. Thanks for your patience with the sound quality--there's only so much that digital tools can do.

The Summer Day, Mary Oliver -- with thanks to the Library of Congress.

Dealiing In Hope

Dealiing In Hope

May 21, 2020

Leaders are supposed to be dealing in hope, but why that's difficult when an organization goes off the rails. When that happens, despair is the result.

Who’s Holding the Baton

Who’s Holding the Baton

May 14, 2020

Sometimes you need to be the mentor, and sometimes you need to be the mentee. Either way, that baton is not going to pass itself.

What Makes You Do The Right Thing?

What Makes You Do The Right Thing?

May 7, 2020

Personal Moral Development has three tiers--where do you find yourself?

 

What Shapes You

What Shapes You

April 30, 2020

Your decisions may not be your own, thanks to normativity and the way culture shapes our thinking. A few tips for leaders on facing life's conundrums.

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Managing Time and Metrics

Managing Time and Metrics

April 23, 2020

After a longer-than-expected Easter Break, GreatRidge Station is back on track. If you find yourself in the situation of leading a remote team, you'll want to think about how you do that--and how you track success. Suddenly, this content is even more relevant, in light of COVID-19.

Leading Remotely

Leading Remotely

April 2, 2020

Tales from the field: Leading virtual teams requires some self-discipline, and a few practices that every leader ought to master.

Review Your Year Now

Review Your Year Now

March 26, 2020

Plan ahead by planning behind. There are methods and tools for making real progress toward your goals--if you know what they are.

Here's the link to the article from Sister Mary Catherine Perry -- She's been social distancing for 29 years

Preparing for the Unexpected

Preparing for the Unexpected

March 19, 2020

This episode was originally planned about 3 months ago, and it seems particularly relevant now. A few pertinent thoughts on how leaders can prepare for the unexpected.

The People In Your Neighborhood, Pt. 2

The People In Your Neighborhood, Pt. 2

March 12, 2020

This episode addresses the complexities of leading the people in your neighborhood: the creators, critics, sustainers, collectors, joiners, spectators, inactives, and some things you need to know to lead well.  This is episode 2 of 2.

I referenced this text by Todd Henry: Herding Tigers