Leadership Development

Connect To Your “Why”

Connect To Your “Why”

on Feb 1, 2017 in Leadership Development, Monthly Series | 0 comments

During a recent conversation with a leader in a large organization, I asked, “Why do you what you do?” Perhaps because she was programmed, like many of us are, to respond to the question, “What do you do?”, I received a description of the very technical aspects of her job. I asked my question again – emphasizing the “why” part – and she thought for a minute and...

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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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Layover Leadership

Layover Leadership

on Aug 11, 2015 in Change Management, Leadership Development | 0 comments

Sleeping on the floor of an airport may not seem like an opportunity to practice leadership, but it was. It was a long week, late at night, and we were ready to get home. And though the second leg of our flight was delayed, we finally boarded and pulled away from the gate. Minutes later, plans changed. Not our plans to get home, but the pilots’ plans to avoid...

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Leading Change. Changing Leadership.

on Aug 27, 2014 in Archive 2014, Leadership Development, Organizational Culture | 0 comments

  I came across a great article from Chief Learning Officer (CLO), titled "How Do You Get Leaders to Change?"  In this article, the author outlines the usual steps that are prescribed for getting leaders to change, and proposes some additional steps/efforts to increase the likelihood of success in the change effort. We at Lumin are currently working with the...

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