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Leadership Skills: How to Work Through the Blues

Here are some tips for you to think about if you or a teammate suffers the blues as a result of ongoing economic changes or changes in your company.* First things first: it’s natural to experience the blues when things change. Congratulate yourself for being human and having feelings! Such blues have a name: “anaclitic […]


The Leadership Gift Conflict Rule No. 1: Disagree More and Better

Even highly skilled and trained people can be downright lousy at disagreeing, and this is the first part in a series of five posts on how to better deal with conflict. I call my approach to conflict “positive politics,” and that means attending to individual interests and  honoring others (even those who threaten or oppose […]


How to Assign Team Projects to University Students

I recently was contacted by a university professor asking for some success tips in giving team assignments to university students. When I was a visiting faculty member I experimented to find out what worked best. My students were generally Juniors and Seniors at The University of Texas at Austin. Here’s what I learned and shared with the […]


Infant Swim Lessons – A Must Hear Interview

Press Release WEBWIRE – Saturday, April 25, 2009 Infant swim lessons with Dr. Harvey Barnett prevent infant drowning at the start of the 2009 pool season. That’s the subject as Dr. Harvey Barnett, founder of Infant Swimming Resource, will be Dr. Christopher Avery’s special guest on the next segment of “Beyond Obligation” Barnett has invested […]


Beyond Obligation: Stopping Infant Drowning

“In-Abling” a Family to Be Safer Around the Water On my talk radio program “Beyond Obligation” I interview my heroes — each an individual who confronted a reality no one else would or could face, and changed the world for the rest of us. I interviewed Dr. Barnett in February 2009 about his responsibility as […]


Responsible Leadership Interview

Michelle Ward, the When-I-Grow-Up-Coach, wrote these interview questions just for me. It’s part of a Twitter & Blog game. If you want to play, please read the interview rules at the end of this post. I’m especially interested in interviewing leaders with a Responsibility Practice. And now, for Michelle’s questions: What’s your definition of “responsibility”? […]


Infants, Pools & Responsibility

Do you have a pool and infants in your life? Fifteen years ago a fantastic mom and facilitator who taught my Team Leadership seminar for one of our clients found her two-year-old face-down in their pool. Luckily the child had just fallen in and was not yet drowned. It was a nerve-racking experience. It was […]

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