The Generous Leader

The Leadership Mindset – Only If v. If Only

“I am not what has happened to me.  I am what I choose to be." Carl Jung Our mindset is a collection of thoughts, opinions, and beliefs, the lens through how we see the world and behave every day.  How we adjust this lens has a direct influence on our fulfillment...

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Humor at Work, Are You Kidding?

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.” - Langston Hughes The record-breaking heat wave this summer has been oppressive; we could all use a little summer rain.  Humor can also be a cooling remedy when our...

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Communities – Grow with Those You Know!

“The strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength of the wolf is the pack” – Rudyard Kipling My wife and I are downsizing, and this means we will probably relocate from our community in the next year or two. As we face a major life change, I am pondering my...

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Confronting Your Voice

“Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say.” --Barbara Kingsolver Abraham Lincoln once said, “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak up and remove all doubt”. Lincoln is one of my...

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Strong Women – Teaching Me to Lead Horizontally

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants”.– Isaac Newton Men have stood by my side as I have developed into the leader I am today. However, the shoulders I have stood on over the years belong to strong women. They are my...

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Sounding Boards – Saving You from Yourself

“Pride deafens us to the advice or warnings of those around us.” John C. Maxwell Your recent performance review with your new supervisor did not go well, and you disagree with her evaluation. Do you risk damaging a new relationship by pushing back? A new career...

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