Monthly Archive: March, 2011

Lessons from a Lifetime in Leadership

Jim Kouzes thinks Frances Hesselbein is a national treasure. Stephen Covey said she is, “extraordinary.” The father of modern management, Peter Drucker thought she was the greatest leader in the country. The President… Continue reading

Finding Vitality

Jim Collins, author of, “Good to Great,” wrote the foreword to Frances Hesselbein’s  autobiography, “My Life in Leadership: The Journey and Lessons Learned Along the Way.” From the foreword of, “My Life in… Continue reading

Two surprising events

This post was written after spending more than 45 minutes on the phone with Frances Hesselbein, president and CEO of the Leader to Leader Institute (formerly the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit… Continue reading

10 ways to get the most from a 2 year old

“How can they be so immature?” “People should grow up.” These and other people-complaints float around offices and across tables at lunch. Suppose you actually had an office of two year olds, how… Continue reading

4 Creative ways to Start Your Day

1. A strategy from Hemingway The Hemingway Bridge* In order to avoid starting a new day with a cold, blank piece of paper, Ernest Hemingway ended his day by writing the first paragraph… Continue reading

15 Best Creativity Tips

“The only sustainable competitive advantage … is creativity.” Disciplined Dreaming, Josh Linkner is changing the way I look at problems, solutions, and ideation. Here are a few highlights of a book I’m keeping… Continue reading