The Dualities of Leadership – Duality Number One

Reading through the literature especially Harvard's publication The Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice we discover about five to seven key dualities in scholarship on leadership. But these are all dualities that also continuously frame and reframe how we as leaders think of our calling. The first is the balance between the tension of the …

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Leadership Expert: 10,000 Hours Of Trials or None at All

Malcolm Gladwell in Blink says that most who study such things agree that to be an expert or rather a world class expert takes about 10,000 hours of practice. His examples? The Beatles, Bill Gates and others such types. Others say (Morgan W. McCall, Jr.) that the number of years of experience does not predict …

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The Leadership Ethic of Pontius Pilate – Expediency and Utility

I was once asked to be on a panel with Bishop Janice Huie to discuss the place of religion and spirituality in higher education and particularly liberal arts education and colleges. I was honored and nervous. As a college president I had ideas, but I am not a biblical scholar or expert like her. Fortunately …

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A Physics and Philosophy of the Mind Football Question

A physics and philosophy of the mind football question: I am sure you have heard that the New England Patriots have been found to have deflated the footballs in the game Sunday -by some reports 2 pounds of air pressure - to throw off the Colts and to give the Patriots the edge in winning …

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