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Observations about leadership

Good leaders able to adapt to changes

Change is inevitable. Just think about technology, and how it’s changed how we do things and even what we do. Now think about you. Trying viewing yourself as a project &nd ...

July 30, 2016 10:01 pm


Work harder on yourself than on your job, author says

Chris Savage often finds himself working with people 20 years younger because of what he calls a commitment to stay current and cutting-edge. That requires a consistent, structured plan to grow.

July 29, 2016 11:09 am


Calm the chaos -- don't say yes to everything

Many leaders have “to-do lists” that can seem never-ending – sometimes overwhelming, maybe. It was interesting last week to listen to one of the podcasts that ar ...

July 26, 2016 11:12 am


Failure shouldn't be feared

You might say Lennox Cornwall has a comfort with what most people desperately want to avoid – failure. Sure, it can be embarrassing and maybe even costly. But if leaders sco ...

July 23, 2016 10:14 pm


Some failures might help map road to success, author says

If leaders scorn failure, they risk stifling creativity, said Lennox Cornwall, author of Embracing Failure: Your Key to Success. He even suggests companies might want to have a budget for failure.

July 22, 2016 10:25 am


It's OK to smile -- occasionally -- when you send or reply to email

It's OK to smile. But some managers are guarded against showing it in an email. That's according to a survey of senior managers about using emojis and emoticons in the workplace.

July 20, 2016 2:25 pm


Podcasts give useful tips on leadership

Great leaders aren’t born, they’re bred. Those are Cameron Morrissey’s words. Good ones. Sure, some people seem to have natural leadership skills. But workplace ...

July 16, 2016 10:01 pm


Cracking the Leadership Code: Summit experts offer their best tips

The topics to be covered range from managing conflict intelligently and discovering the value of failure to engaging millennials and closing the courage gap.

July 13, 2016 11:31 am


Leadership firm honors 4 from city

Jonah Crismore, executive director of Cinema Center, will soon be in retreat mode. So will Ashley Jylland-Hade. The retreat is for just two days, but the two have earned ...

July 9, 2016 10:01 pm


Retired colonel saw leadership through POW experiences

Lee Ellis, whose plane was shot down in 1967 over Vietnam, believes the five years he spent as a prisoner of war taught him invaluable leadership skills.

July 8, 2016 10:16 am


Four local "emerging leaders" win community builder awards

Four young adults are among 15 in Indiana named winners of the 2016 Community Builders Award.

July 7, 2016 2:57 pm


Action will engage team, inspire dream achievement

Vision. That is typically on the list of top attributes leaders should have. I think the important companion attribute has to be execution. A Japanese proverb says “Vision ...

July 2, 2016 10:02 pm


Battlefield lessons can help in workplace, veteran says in book

War zone. Workplace. Lessons learned in one environment can be used in the other. That's how Justin Constantine, an Iraq veteran, entrepreneur and TED lecturer, sees it.

July 1, 2016 10:48 am