Knowing Your People Better

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Know your people better. How often do we hear this? Do leaders really know their people at all? How does a leader go about knowing their people better?...

A Great Leader Is A Great 'Sherpa'

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According to a study published in the British Medical Journal 82% of the deaths on Mount Everest happen during or just after a summit attempt. How does this study impact a leader?

Promoting Cognitive Diversity In The Workplace

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Much has been said and written about advocating for more diversity and inclusion in the workplace. While we still have a long way to go, I applaud and support the move for more diversity and inclusion at work. One aspect of diversity that does not often get mentioned is cognitive diversity, defined as “differences in perspective and information processing styles” (Harvard Business Review)...

Anger Management: Hip-Hop To Classical

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What music would you listen to in stressful work situations?

Music has always been a part of my life, for as long as I can remember. As I got into the workforce, I discovered that soft, classical music tends to help when I need to think. However, for those moments when I am under pressure, but did not want to show too much of the strain around team members, I chose to listen to hip-hop music, to soothe me. That was my attempt to channel my stress through the often-charged lyrics...

How Is A Great Leader Like A River?

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There's a wise saying among the Yoruba people in Nigeria where I grew up, which says “eru ob’odo.” This loosely translates to, “the river is never afraid.”

What does this wise saying mean to you? What images does it conjure up?...