Listen Up, Leaders!

Talk, talk, and more talk, right? That’s what we always hear when people mention what’s relevant regarding good communication skills. Sure, we’ve all heard about the importance of active listening skills. But, do we really heed the call about proactive behavior to dialogue with another person? Without developing solid listening skills and ability, I’m afraid […]

A Woman’s Place Is Still In the House

This month’s statewide election results in Virginia remind me that a woman’s place is still in the house. Not in the figurative sense but in the political environment. For the first time in almost twenty years, there was a woman running for statewide constitutional office. Former state treasurer Jody Wagner mounted an 18-month campaign taking […]

Life After Leadership

Recently a colleague and I engaged in light banter about the process when leaders change positions. My friend maintained the most important legacy leaders leave is going from one position into a successive one. For some people, this means being vice president and then president of a neighborhood association. For others, it involves serving on […]

Solving the Leadership Deficit

Lately there are ongoing discussions about the good intentions but lacking values of some leaders. We see this in the news practically everyday in politics, business, and our communities. All around there are those with malicious perspectives and self-serving tendencies. What is missing from the long list of accomplishments for today’s leaders? What does it […]

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