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Goals & Practices


Dueling Identities

July 3, 1776, they considered themselves British citizens. The next day, they declared themselves independent Americans. What a shift in identity.

Conserving Willpower is Not Easy

It is hard for me to keep a New Year’s Resolution. Why is that? We have a limited supply of willpower and need to best use it.

You 2.0 Could Be on the Horizon

Think about your Desired Future State. Don’t settle, have it really be a transformation. This is your 2.0 “version” you should set sight on.

The In-Between or Transition Time

I have been thinking about the space in between change; that transition time from the “old” to the “new.” It could be from setting a goal or practicing a new habit.

Use Intention to Drive Ongoing Professional Development

I reflected on my graduation from the MOR program and wondered how to keep that energy going? What are some specific things you can start doing today.

Tuesday Reading: Developing a Practice, One Tuesday at a Time

I wrote these essays to help new leaders as they began their leadership journeys. They were also valuable to more experienced leaders.
Six Steps Toward Resilient Leadership

Six Steps Toward Resilient Leadership

Feeling burned out as the leader? Resilience is the capacity to meet adversity, setbacks and trauma, and recover to lead and live life fully.
I Resolve

I Resolve

I suggest that you begin by changing your nomenclature. Instead of speaking and thinking about resolutions, begin to speak and think about commitments you willingly make to yourself.  Why?
What do I really want to be known for?

What do I really want to be known for?

I was flipping through my notebook. I wrote down what I want to be known for. Later I circled the question “Is what I said true?” I had some doubts.
Getting the most out of 1:1s

Getting the most out of 1:1s

[Today’s Tuesday Reading is from Molly Sharp, Service Management Programs Director at Stanford University. It is a reflection on what she is learning as a current MOR program participant.  Molly may be reached at [email protected].]   Over the months since I began the MOR program, I’ve been evolving my thinking about the purpose of the […]