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I’m trying to get healthier.I’ll be 49 years old in a little over a month. I recently had a nonthreatening skin cancer removed from my face and I’m having a torn meniscus in my left knee repaired in a couple weeks. I’m very aware that my body is not what it was in my 20’s.I have a degree in kinesiology, a bunch of exercise equipment, a fancy fitness watch, lots of athletic clothes and shoes, and a shelf full of books about wellness. I’ve invested quite a bit into understandingSEE DETAILS

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One of the most difficult things a leader ever has to do is walk away.Whether it’s by choice, by retirement, or by termination, too few leaders show their best selves on the way out. This pattern holds true across industries and the costs of it are deeply damaging.Sadly; a generation of long term charity leaders have provided far too many examples of what not to do. There are numerous well known stories of leaders who hang on too long, become self-serving in their final seasons, meddle in the organization afterSEE DETAILS

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I usually avoid conflict and controversy.I have strong opinions on lots of things but I generally prefer to share them discerningly and in contexts where trust has been established and any misunderstandings have a good chance of being addressed. I’m not afraid of tough topics (some friends tease me about always hunting for the elephant in the room) but I prioritize maintaining healthy relationships over trying to win an argument. It has served me well, mostly.In a time and culture where there can be a lot of affirmation for postingSEE DETAILS

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“How much longer are you going to let this one person require too much of your energy and drag down the team culture?”Some version of the question has been one of the most important challenges I’ve given to leaders I’ve advised over the past several years. I’m not an employment lawyer or HR professional so all I can offer is the insights gained from my own experience, observations, and reflections.Time and again there is a hesitance to explicitly confront problematic people, or to terminate them when the leader has determinedSEE DETAILS

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Take a block from the middle and you put it on top…If you’ve never played the classic family game of moving wood blocks out of a stable tower and placing them gently to build the tower higher just click on the link above; it’s a classic.A leader I’m working with has been getting a lot of resistance to some of the new initiatives they are bringing to a long established organization. It’s frustrating to follow all the theories about how to introduce change and still have people making complaints andSEE DETAILS

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