Leadership Skills

Hockey Highlights

Hockey Highlights

on Mar 15, 2017 in Leadership Skills, Monthly Series, Team Development | 0 comments

High school hockey is a big deal in MN. I hadn’t tuned into a boy’s high school hockey tournament before, but given all the attention it receives, I thought I’d give it a try. I was surprised by what I saw. Sure, the skill of the players was impressive, but the strength of the teams was remarkable. Think about the pressure these young adults were under. They were...

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Engaging Empathy

Engaging Empathy

on Jul 11, 2016 in Leadership Development, Leadership Skills | 0 comments

Empathy. It is a little word that has a lot of power. And in the wake of all the tragedies our country is dealing with, we are reminded of its power.   Some people react to tragedy by lashing out, others by taking to social media to use the situation as proof of their opinions, and still others by withdrawing or ignoring the situation. Those who are most...

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Changing the Generational Conversation

Changing the Generational Conversation

on Apr 28, 2016 in Leadership Development, Leadership Skills, Organizational Culture | 0 comments

Given the unique generational make-up of our current workforce, workshops and trainings on generational awareness are pretty common. Unfortunately, what’s also common in those workshops are biases, stereotypes, and - however unintentional - discrimination.   When we reduce the generational discussion to, “Millennials are like this, Gen Xers are like this, and...

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Regroup and Refocus

Regroup and Refocus

on Jan 28, 2016 in Leadership Development, Leadership Skills | 0 comments

Do you ever have times when you get distracted, lose sight of your priorities, or just become overwhelmed by everything you have to do? Of course you do. We all do. That's the reality of life in the modern workplace. Competing priorities, doing more with less, rapid changes, and the ultimate – always putting other people's needs first. While those challenges may be...

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Intentionality – From One of Lumin’s Partners, Megan Brogger

on Feb 7, 2014 in Archive 2014, Leadership Skills | 0 comments

Intentional literally means, “done deliberately”.   In preparation for the last post of the month, I had the most time of all the Luminaries to consider what to write about.  I was actually able to deliberate, to observe my behaviors and patterns, and to consider the contexts in which I am more or less effective being intentional.  The common denominator of me being...

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Intentionality – From our Director of Assessment Services, Chelsea Berryman

on Jan 31, 2014 in Archive 2014, Leadership Skills | 0 comments

Around this time, everyone is thinking about New Year’s resolutions, which is really a way of being intentional about how you are going to behave or what you want to accomplish as you enter the New Year.  However, like many others, I find myself forgetting about these resolutions by mid-February, slipping back into a comfortable pattern as all of the energizing...

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