The Leading Edge Blog

Leadership Development the Way Nature Intended

What is leadership, anyways? It’s not a title or a position. It’s about stepping over a threshold. It’s about making a difference in your own life, the lives of others, in your community, organization, or in the world at large.

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Strength in Numbers: Let’s Turn Mentoring on its Head

There’s another alternative to traditional mentoring.  The design is so simple that we’ve failed to see it because it’s all around us.  It’s nature. We’ve turned traditional mentoring on its head by using four of the nine laws of nature. Find out what the results is…

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Wisdom from a Mother’s Life

As we celebrate a new year of light with the Winter Solstice, I wanted to share with you five lessons that I’ve gleaned from my Mother after sharing her life journey of 83 years as her eldest daughter. My hope in sharing these lessons is to share the gift of empowerment and inspiration my Mother gave to me so that you can make a difference in your own life and the lives of others.

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For the Love of Collective Impact

Have you ever told a colleague you loved them? Most likely not. It’s unprofessional. It could even be misconstrued as harassment or at least a little sketchy. Research shows that a loving, caring, compassionate work environment leads to more job satisfaction, less burnout and even fewer sick days. Doesn’t it make sense then that loving collaborative groups would garner the same kinds of results? CNL partner, Jodi Clark, puts forth bold ideas about making love the new norm in the workplace.

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The Heart of Transformation

People embrace big challenges eagerly all time: we pick up and move for new jobs or opportunities, get married, have children, and do adventure sports. Why then do so few organizations tap into this natural, creative force-for-good of individuals at work? Jennifer Simpson, Generative Council member and partner at Conversant, is embarking on a two-year journey to look at how organizations can shift away from the death-and-dying approach to “change management” by tapping into energy-giving resources. What change story can you share with her?

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The New Mentorship: You, Yourself, and Us

We don’t single source anything anymore. Why single source our source of inspiration? Leadership is a mosaic pursuit, and each of us has the opportunity to compile the tiles in a way that paints a picture that means something to us. In mentorship it’s way easier to single source, but it’s to your advantage to be polygamous.

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Finding Your Anchors

As humans, we have the need to hold tight control over our lives. We expertly craft our lives like a curator in a museum. We carefully select each piece and spend countless hours contemplating their placement in the museum of our lives. It isn’t surprising then, that letting go of these expressions of life proves to be challenging. But what if we have to anchor ourselves, before we surrender to the sea?

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5 Reasons To Spill Your Guts To A Complete Stranger

Eleven strangers have helped me discover who I am, what I’m capable of, and what my contribution to the world is. These women have unequivocally changed the course of my life. But they weren’t family, friends, colleagues or even acquaintances. Three years ago they...

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Step Across the Threshold: A New Kind Of Leader

We are honored to feature excerpts from the commencement address that our Board member, Darcy Winslow, gave to the graduating class of Pinchot/Bainbridge Graduate Institute earlier this month. I am honored to be here – in the company of leaders embracing the global...

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Leaning Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Give yourself the freedom to think outside the box and envision new possibilities. Learn the key steps you can take to follow your intuition and move towards the future you want.

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