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Lecture. A word that strikes terror into our hearts. I've given a few lectures, I'll confess. And lectures can be outstanding. In college I sat entranced in a large SRO classroom while Professor Leyburn gave his famous, tear-soaked lecture on the death of Socrates. His passion transported us all, even as sophomoric (literally) as we were...
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Learning Chaos: Neutral Listening and Yoga

[iframe style="border:none" src="http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3612976/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/yes/theme/legacy" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Neutral Listening is an essential skill for leadership development. It models trust and courage, encourages others to be candid, and gives us access to others' perpectives. A participant in Leading through Effective Communication who is also a yoga intructor applies the practice in her yoga...
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Attention Span

How many of us neglect childhood? Not as we're living it, after we've "outgrown" it. I suggest we're never past our childhood, and we need to focus on the advantage of being childlike—focused on fearless discovery and connection. That's very different from childish—focused on our own terminal uniqueness. How many adults (especially in positions of implied authority)...
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Sergeant Stryker and Captain Miller: Changing Heroes

I grew up on westerns and war movies. My sisters once tricked me into going to see South Pacific by telling me it was about the war in the Pacific. I thought it was going to be the sequel to Sands of Iwo Jima. John Wayne was nominated for an academy award for Sands of Iwo Jima....
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