Tag Archive: Lessons

Jul 13

Strengths Theory

Today we’re focusing on the Strengths Finder book and learning how to apply this in our lives.  Here’s an interesting thought about applying strengths in teams (from Go Put Your Strengths to Work). Myth: A good team member does whatever it takes to help the team. Truth: A good team member deliberately volunteers his  strengths …

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Jul 01

Why I Blog: Collecting Knowledge

I just finished the Strengths Finder survey, required reading for Leadership Orientation next week.  Some of the top strengths didn’t surprise me, but Input did. Here’s the short description of this strength: People who are especially talented in the Input theme have a craving to know more. Often they like to collect and archive all kinds …

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Jul 01

Swarm Theory: Learning from Nature’s Collective Intelligences

Last evening my husband encouraged me to read The Genius of Swarms in the latest National Geographic Magazine. The article explains what scientists are learning about collective behavior and how that knowledge can be used to solve human problems. It’s a fascinating article for anyone interested in leadership. For example, Thomas Seeley, a biologist at …

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Jun 07

Growth Planning

This morning I read Albert Reyes‘ post about Growth Planning. Albert is in the AU Leadership program and so I’ve been reading his blog with interest to see what I will be learning in the program. Since the usage of videoconferencing is growing almost unmanageably in my service area, and TWICE also is growing, I look …

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Jun 03

The Simple Truths of Service

Watch this Simple Truth of Service. How will you serve today?

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Jun 01

Learn, Teach, Lead

Here’s an idea from Roxanne Glaser that I want to remember! Yesterday we were working on the materials for the 123 VC: Jazzing Up Your Curriculum with VC workshop coming up this summer. We were using GoogleDocs to collaborate on agendas & notes for an upcoming meeting. Roxanne is always teaching me things about learning …

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Feb 12

Trust the Expertise Around You

Today I learned a really important leadership lesson. Trust the expertise around you. I’m going to try to be careful not to give too many details about experiences here, but here’s a general summary. On a particular project, I was too scared of what I couldn’t control to let another person suggest a different way. …

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