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leading from the jumpseat
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Tough Conversations: It Takes Practice

The following is an excerpt on leadership from "Leading From the Jumpseat: How To Create Extraordinary Opportunities By Handing Over Control" by Peter Docker. Copyright 2021 by Why Not Press.   Despite years of facing tough conversations, I still don’t find it easy, and it takes a lot of thought and planning. Having to talk...
Keren Tsuk mindfully wise
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3 Ways to Engage Employees from a Place of Meaning, Purpose, Intrinsic Motivation, and Connection

Excerpted from "Mindfully Wise Leadership: The Secret of Today’s Leaders" by Keren Tsuk. Copyright 2021 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.  Mindful leadership enables us, as managers, to be mindful to ourselves, employees, customers, and the changing market needs—and from this place create workplaces that engage talented people and enable them to thrive, be creative, and...
how to begin
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A Step-By-Step Process to Turn Your Ambition into a Worthy Goal

This excerpt is adapted from “How to Begin: Start Doing Something That Matters” by Michael Bungay Stanier  ©2022 and is reproduced with permission from Page Two.   It’s Hard to Be Ambitious I’m in my fifties, and one of the small but insulting ways my body’s aged is that my eyesight’s warped. I now spend too...