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Leadership Lessons from Hal Conklin

Years ago I got lucky. I was starting an executive leadership role and was the youngest person by 20 years. I felt like I didn’t belong and maybe the people that hired me made a mistake. My first board meeting came quickly and I was to present. I didn’t even know how to create a board report. My learning curve was steep. Then I learned that the chairman of my committee and board...

Lifelong Learning

The friends John Cucci met on his second mountain tend to fall into two camps: martial artists and communications professionals. Most mornings before the pandemic, you could find John plunging his fists through the still-chilly air in Chicago’s North Shore Dojo in a precise sequence, the smacks of his bare feet on the blue mat sounding off the high ceiling; afternoon saw him doing...

Impact Beyond Our Work

This week former NFL head coach and current ESPN Analyst Rex Ryan had a breakdown on TV. It went viral. Probably because it’s interesting to see someone act in a way we don’t expect. But also because it was a genuinely human moment. Watch his reaction and the panel’s reaction to his heart. The man being discussed is current LA Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn. Inside the beltway...

Seek Truth, Not a Tweet

In this post-truth era of a latest study finds X and you should be afraid or shocked, many pieces of news and social posts are angled at fear, destruction and division. It’s up to us to find perspective. I’m not saying ignore or put our heads in the sand. I’m just wondering if every day or moment being some sort of crisis may not necessarily be true. There’s a bigger picture. A larger context...

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