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Being of Service – the Stories That Inspire
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Being of Service – the Stories That Inspire

On the Friday of Veteran’s Day Weekend, Thunderbird Leadership will be hosting its 11th Annual Leadership Summit. The notion of service logically emerged as the theme. When we see folks in the military, we thank them for their service…they relinquish the many privileges that most of us take for granted to serve a greater good....

The High Wire Act in Healthcare
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The High Wire Act in Healthcare

In last month’s blog post, and from a consumer’s point of view, I explored concerns with disparities in healthcare based on our social identities. I am a layperson whose work and life brushes up to the healthcare industry. More and more of my work seems to be in these borderlands – exploring effectiveness, connections and...

What Difference Does It Make?
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What Difference Does It Make?

On Christmas Day a few years ago, while juggling suitcases at the airport, I hooked one on a pole, tripped over the wheel, and went skidding across the floor in my best belly flop position. It was quite dramatic. In addition to the acute embarrassment, I had a fabulous rug burn on my hand and...

Compassionate People Have the Best Boundaries
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Compassionate People Have the Best Boundaries

In her book, Rising Strong, Brené Brown shares a profound insight.  She states, “very early on in my work I had discovered that the most compassionate people I interviewed also have the most well-defined and well-respected boundaries. It surprised me at the time, but now I get it. They assume that other people are doing...

Preparing Next Generation Leaders
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Preparing Next Generation Leaders

Preparing Next Generation Leaders – can we change or just get out of the way? by Rory Gilbert, M.Ed., SPHR, SHRM-SCP In my work, I have often heard people complain about millennials…even millennials complain about each other! Millennials (MLs) are described as needy, slackers, demanding instant gratification and constant feedback. They don’t want to pay...

Embracing Diversity in the Workplace
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Embracing Diversity in the Workplace

Why do I as a leader need to pay attention to diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace? There are so many other factors I need to take into account already. Isn’t inclusiveness just one more thing? I ask all my employees to do the best job they can and I evaluate them on their performance....

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