Cultivating Leadership

I’ve been thinking a lot about management and leadership lately–specifically the difference between the two, why some people in leadership positions manage and others lead, and the impact leaders who are not managing can have on the culture and effectiveness on an organization. According to the Oxford online dictionary, management is “to be in charge, …

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Why Feedback is Important

Research has shown that the ability to regularly seek feedback is one of the most significant indicators of success.  Constructive feedback helps by providing direction, can inspire and motivate and overall increase performance–whether at work or in life.   However, seeking feedback can be uncomfortable.  And unsolicited feedback, especially when negative, can feel like an attack. …

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Mental Health Awareness

May is Mental Health Awareness month.  As I was writing this, the following article literally popped into my email: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/live-life-creatively/202205/mental-health-awareness-month-myths It’s a good read.  But here is why I think it is important -  Two weeks ago a 7th grade boy brought a gun to school and shot himself in the bathroom during the school …

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