What We're Thinking: Blog

17 Aug

When Better Is Not Good Enough

Leigh BaileyBy Leigh Bailey

I listened this week to a rebroadcast of a speech Lyndon Johnson gave to a joint session of congress when he proposed the voting rights act. The gist of his speech was that while things had gotten better for African Americans, they were still not good enough when it came to the right to vote.

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10 Aug

Do You Know Your Colleague’s Love Language?

Danielle PaulsonBy Danielle Paulson

Recently, a girlfriend and I were discussing the highs and lows of relationships, marriage, being a mom, etc.—all the good stuff that comes easy and the things that make us want to poke our (or someone else’s) eyes out. Eventually, the conversation took a turn when the topic of “love languages” came up. For anyone

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27 Jul

Are You An Orange Penguin?

The Bailey GroupBy The Bailey Group

The unprecedented challenges of the 21st Century have evolved a new species of CEO. This species is a group of innovative leaders that ignite transformation, create culture that’s curious, embrace risk and experimentation, value collaboration, exhibit conscious character and guide companies to new growth. A bit of quirkiness works, too. Success (and survival) demands this

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13 Jul

Is There a Team in Your ELT?

Martha CarlsonBy Martha Carlson

What’s an ELT? An ELT is an Enterprise or Executive Leadership Team. Regardless of what you call it, it’s a team. And if your team is causing problems for you, it can be incredibly frustrating as well as difficult to pinpoint what is at the root of these problems. If you want to break this

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29 Jun

What if You Didn’t Resist?

The Bailey GroupBy The Bailey Group

How much of your day are you spending on shoulds, need tos and have tos? A friend recently heard me say I needed to do more of something and she busted me. She pointed out that need to is a sign of someone else’s agenda. Since then, I’ve been listening more closely to the way

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21 Jun

7 Surprising Ways to Be a Successful Leader

Barb Krantz TaylorBy Barb Krantz Taylor

According to Shawn Anchor, author of The Happiness Advantage, there are several things that fuel success and high performance at work. One is cultivating happiness. What is counter-intuitive to many leaders is that happiness does NOT come from success. Instead, according to the latest research, success is bred by happiness! That’s right, folks. All that

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