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When facing difficult situations as a leader, think about the physics of flying a kite

I’ve previously blogged about how airplanes take off against the wind.  It seems counterintuitive … you would expect that it would be easier if the wind were coming from behind the aircraft, giving it a push. Yet in reality, it

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A mental approach to coping with irritants

Our work lives are filled with irritants – demanding or difficult people, unreasonable deadlines, overwhelming workloads – and it’s exactly these moments when we have to reach deep within ourselves to find ways to cope with these aggravations.  At times

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So what does a crisis really mean?

Several years ago, while at several speaking engagements in China, one of my participants showed me how words in Mandarin Chinese are often combinations of several characters that also have independent meanings.  An example in English would be the word

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Leverage difficult situations into opportunities

Did you know that airplanes take off against the wind? It seems counterintuitive … you  would expect that it would be easier if the wind were coming from behind the aircraft, giving it a push. Yet in reality, it is

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What would you do if faced with this leadership dilemma?

Good leadership means that sometimes you have to make tough decisions. A residential boarding school in India is faced with a dilemma in a tragic situation.

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Leadership in action – how one organization managed a difficult situation

CGA Canada management demonstrated leadership in action by taking decisive action in dealing with a tough situation. What did they do right? Merge Gupta-Sunderji breaks it down.

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