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[This is part two of a five-part series addressing aspects of authenticity. A version of this article appeared in The Guru Book, edited by Jonathan Low.] For many years there has been a lot of talk about the essence of leadership. Thinkers of all varieties have offered up their list of basic elements, forgotten secrets, and magic […]Read More
This is part one of a five-part series addressing aspects of authenticity.] Authenticity. It’s a popular word. Everyone says they like it. Our behaviors might suggest otherwise, but everyone seems to like the idea. However, some have suggested it’s talked about too much. It’s stale. I disagree. There’s a reason everyone talks about it all the time – because we’re still not […]Read More
Bad news. Life is pain. The good news is that it’s not all pain, and, it’s possible that pain produces something quite wonderful. I’m referring here mostly to mental pain (e.g., stress, anxiety, guilt, sorrow, fear). There are three main types to consider. One type is the pain you feel that has been caused by others. It may have been […]Read More
We need more brave leaders. Ones who take risks and target difficult, sometimes taboo goals. They dare to address the tough issues. They can be honest to the point of making others uncomfortable. Great leaders don’t make decisions in an effort to preserve their jobs. They seek to improve things – to make an impact. […]Read More