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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Great Leaders: Is there a Relationship Between what David Brooks calls “Resume Virtues and Eulogy Virtues?”

I have been preparing to teach a course on leadership. I am also a Ted junkie. David Brooks has a wonderful Ted talk he gives on the amount of time we spend on resume virtues - skills, competencies, potential, intelligence - stuff we bring to the marketplace vs eulogy virtues - deeper more fundamental qualities …

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Keys to Success in Higher Education: Defining Who You Are, A Distinctive Differentiating Experience, Delivering on Your Promise, and Demonstrating What You Value

http://youtu.be/GN8Zh9jQEgA Institutions struggle to clarify for students the distinctive nature of the experience they offer. Their messages can fail to capture an understandable brand and differentiation. If so how do students understand the value added of one institution over another. In a highly competitive and complex environment, delivering on the promise of the experience one …

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A Great Book by an Author Who Has Lived the Terror and Exhilaration of Being the CEO

Ben Horowitz has written one of the most honest, powerful, and enlightening books on what it is like and the skills required to be a successful CEO. We know Horowitz: Founder and CEO of Opsware or Loudcloud which he sold to HP in 2007 for $1.6 billion. Then of course his venture capital firm bet …

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The Value of an Outside Perspective in allowing Colleges to Examine Core Assumptions

http://youtu.be/6zy0GTWk4Ic In this video I describe why having the Art and Science Consulting Firm engage with Hendrix College produced positive results. Boards, Faculty, Staff, and others often resist spending funds to bring in education consulting firms to assist the community in the process of re-thinking the college's positioning platform. We do have talented brilliant scholars …

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