Humility + Iteration = A Leader’s Saving Grace

Humility + Iteration = A Leader’s Saving Grace Today I read an amazing article by Dave Kerpen, “11 Simple Concepts to Become a Better Leader.” After reading his wise nuggets, I realized that earlier today I missed a chance to practice one of those concepts. Rather than getting discouraged, this realization makes me that muchContinue reading “Humility + Iteration = A Leader’s Saving Grace”

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Phonetikana – Using visual text to teach Japanese

Building phonetic pronunciation into the letter design of a font. Wow!   This is a brilliant way to make a complex character set more manageable to learn. Check it out and see if you can find the Super Hero within:   http://johnsonbanks.co.uk/thoughtfortheweek/phonetikana/ Thanks to Ian McLean (DJ Epyon) for sharing this creative approach. More interestingContinue reading “Phonetikana – Using visual text to teach Japanese”

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Amplify your impact

Leadership Lessons – Simple ways to amplify your impact The Fortune profile on Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb, provides some valuable insights on how to maximize your leadership impact. Brian devised his own simple leadership rules: The final one – refilling the reservoir – resonated with me. How do you refill your reservoir? Please mention themContinue reading “Amplify your impact”

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5-minute Contest: Mentorship and Onboarding

Mentor Me… Here’s an easy contest to win! In his article, “Mentoring and On-Boarding: Two Peas in a Pod,” Talent Management’s Frank Kalman makes a compelling case for mentorship as a game-changing onboarding tool. I’m going to take a leap by extending Kalman’s theory, and say that I believe that you (yes, you, dear reader) areContinue reading “5-minute Contest: Mentorship and Onboarding”

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Change again? Good grief!

How Change is Like Grief People experience different emotions when faced with change. Change can be viewed as a grieving process of sorts. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross described five stages of grief in her seminal work, ‘On Death and Dying’ in 1969. The five stages include: Denial Anger Bargaining Depression Acceptance (+ Moving On) Kubler-Ross described the experiencesContinue reading “Change again? Good grief!”

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