Author Archives: Barb Krantz Taylor

15 Mar

Dear White Boss

Barb Krantz TaylorBy Barb Krantz Taylor

Dear White Boss, I have been thinking a lot about diversity lately. Many kinds of diversity…though I probably reflect most on the differences rooted in political, racial, gender, sexual identity, religious and even personality these days. What I know, from personal experience in and research on individuals, teams, and organizations is that MORE diversity (of

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02 Nov

Great Leaders Embrace the Insecure Child Inside

Barb Krantz TaylorBy Barb Krantz Taylor

Stress and pressure trigger the emotional brain, which can lead to unhelpful/ineffective responses in a range of leadership situations. Since executives (and many of the rest of us) are under lots of stress and pressure, it stands to reason that their emotional brains will hijack them and bring forth less-than-stellar leadership skills. In fact, Michael

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16 Aug

Three Ways to Win a Gold Medal in Leadership

Barb Krantz TaylorBy Barb Krantz Taylor

I don’t know about you, but I stayed up too late watching the Olympics. I couldn’t seem to get enough of Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, Simone Biles and the rest of the athletes—big sports and small, medal winners and those who are happy just to be there. I loved the beauty of phenomenal athletic achievement and

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15 Jul

Five Signs You Could Be Leading Like a Jerk

Barb Krantz TaylorBy Barb Krantz Taylor

When we ask members of a team who THEY want as their leader, we hear a very consistent set of descriptors: someone who is trustworthy, authentic and respectful; listens to their point of view; truly values them as human beings; has good business savvy; and admits mistakes. Furthermore, they want a leader who allows them

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