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Get Yourself a Truth-Teller

We can all do with a few truth-tellers in our lives since we all occasionally succumb to phony behavior or groupthink. They can encourage beginner’s mind and innovation in our organization. Another name for a truth-teller is a devil’s advocate. … Continue reading

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Managing a Difficult Leader by Doing the Opposite

This article is an excerpt from my sacred memoir “Not Everyone Who Wanders is Lost” at breakframe.wordpress.com Some leaders really rattle my cage. And when I get hot under the collar I sometimes react rather than respond in ways that … Continue reading

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What is This Thing Called Home?

What exactly does it mean when we say, “Home is where the heart is”? As social animals we all need and long for meaningful connection with others. In so doing we maintain our sense of well-being. We also have a … Continue reading

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My Failure, My Friend

In a culture besotted with success how can we have a more productive relationship with our failures? And at the same time not lower our standards in the pursuit of excellence? Some measures that we use in our organizations are … Continue reading

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Interview by the Executive Diary with Cedric on his Life’s Work

From the Diary Of  Cedric Johnson  Cedric is an expert in leadership transition and inspiring leaders to empower others. We are delighted that Cedric has agreed to answer some questions and provide us with the value of his insight into … Continue reading

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Don’t Play Whackamo With Your Ego

We all have ego challenges. Our anthem often seems to be “I did it my way”. But this egocentric striving works against productive collaboration. It stifles the generation of new ideas and thought leadership. It divides us from each other. … Continue reading

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Why Community Is So Difficult to Find

I have searched the world over for community and come to the conclusion that it cannot be fully found in one place or group. The contentment we search for is a spiritual quest found on a journey inward to the … Continue reading

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Is Work/Life Balance Really Possible?

I have yet to meet a person who has achieved work/life balance. This is due to daily changes in the landscape of our lives (life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans), there is always … Continue reading

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So You Want to be a Visionary Leader

You can learn the ways of a visionary leader. In essence such a person can see around a corner into the future and inspire others to see and execute on that vision, Now test yourself against common behaviors of such … Continue reading

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A Letter to my Younger Self

My dear younger self, You are at the beginning of your career and first marriage and life is brimming with hope. You are deeply optimistic and have great plans for yourself and your new family. You believe that you made … Continue reading

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