Effectiveness vs. Efficiency: Is Collaborative Leadership Worth It?

Collaborative Leadership


You may have heard the phrase “collaborative leadership” thrown around over the past year or so. Put together those two words sound really great, dynamic even. But the logistics can leave people thinking, Is it really worth it?

The answer is usually yes.

First, let’s define collaborative leadership. According to Duke Matlock’s dictionary, collaborative leadership is the practice of pulling up more seats at the table and allowing other voices to be heard. (more…)

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.

Woodrow Wilson

It’s Time to Take Your Thoughts for A Walk

Thoughts for a Walk


Got five minutes to spare?

I recently listened to a TED Talk about a simple way to boost creativity and idea generation. It’s only five minutes long, and I highly suggest listening to it.

Whether you have writer’s block, have an organizational problem you can’t seem to solve, or find yourself anxious before a meeting, speaker Marily Oppezzo suggests going for a walk.

She found this through a study made up of three groups. They were broken up based on test groups who were sat vs. walked on a treadmill. The first group sat for both sessions, the second group sat first and walked during the second session, and then the third group walked first and sat during the second session. (more…)

Positive or Negative: Do We Have A Choice?

Positive or Negative


If we had to choose — knee-jerk reaction — would we be positive or negative?

I want you to think about yourself for a moment before you keep reading. Where do you find your tendencies lie … in the positive or the negative?

This subject came up a few weeks ago when I was talking to someone about whether we were born positive or negative. Someone tried to argue the point that we are born negative and had to learn how to be positive. I thought, it couldn’t be true! (more…)