A Leading Perspective

Pragmatic insights for the leader in you

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The Frontier Project…a reflection

“A question that sometimes drives me hazy:  Am I or the others crazy?” Albert Einstein   I had the distinct pleasure this week to be a part of an event put on by Talent Anarchy called The Frontier Project. Nearly impossible to explain correctly, I will describe it as a think tank. Forty or so…

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Hindsight

I’ve moved a lot.  I lived in about 15 different places before I was 25 years old.  I’ve been in my current place longer than I have ever lived anywhere; I’ve called this house my home for just over six years.   I’m moving at the end of the month and this has me thinking…

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From Death Do I Start

Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men. Quintus Ennius   I had the pleasure, and the torture, of attending a memorial service yesterday for a young girl not yet 15. While the death of anyone…

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Commitments

As I peek around the corner to 2013, I ponder 2012’s “resolutions.”   I met some and I even exceeded some, but I also failed miserably at some.  This post will serve to communicate my thoughts on why I failed and will also serve as testament of my commitment to improve.   The word, “resolution”…

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That Which Doesn’t Suit Us

Years ago, I bought a suit. The cut was classic. The color would go with anything! The price was right. And, more importantly, it fit!   The only thing wrong with the suit was that it didn’t look good on me.  I don’t know why…it just didn’t.   But I bought it anyway. Like most…

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Shift Happens! (Or at least it should!)

During a client meeting the other day, I found myself thinking of the word “paradigm.”  I use this word a lot when I teach or coach as I often have to challenge people to think outside the box, get creative and innovative or otherwise bust out of their paradigm. A paradigm is an intellectual perception…

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From Idiot to Expert

I’m a Social Media idiot. I used to think that Blogging was for narcissists. I’m the Alaskan HR Chick who admitted on Drive ThruHR last year that I thought Twitter was a fad.   I started tweeting last September. I started A Leading Perspective in January. I plan to be Alaska’s social media expert (as…

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The Risk to Blossom

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.  Anais Nin   I am working with my daughter, Carolyn, tonight.  While I’m sure she’d rather work with another, perhaps “cooler” teammate, she’s stuck with her mom!   I am blessed to…

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Courage

My son, Andrew, is five years old and up until eight days ago, he didn’t know how to swim.  For Alaskans, this is problematic.  We are never far from a lake, a river, a stream or the ocean and having a child who doesn’t know how to swim is dangerous.   For some reason, my…

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Time for Change

2012 is “the year of the blog” for me and “A Leading Perspective” serves as one of my five 2012 resolutions. It seems fitting that my first post is about change. I have entered into the new year with mixed emotions.  Part of me wants to charge forward, embrace the changes in my life and…

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