May 2012

Wilderness Leadership – on the Job

By: Jim Bruce
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Today’s reading “Wilderness Leadership – on the Jobcomes from the pens of John Kanengieter and Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin.  Kanengieter is director of leadership at the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), and Rajagopal-Durbin is the school’s diversity and inclusion manager and a faculty member.  NOLS is a non-profit outdoor educational school dedicated to teaching environmental ethics, technic

Bumper Stickers for Leaders

By: Jim Bruce
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Roger Schwarz writes an occasional newsletter titled “Mindset. Behavior.  Results.”  In a recent edition he noted that collective wisdom is often found in unexpected places, for example, bumper stickers.  Here is his article:

 

BUMPER STICKERS FOR LEADERS

 

The Leader’s Checklist

By: Jim Bruce
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This past year Michael Useem’s new book “The Leader’s Checklist” was published.  Professor Useem is Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  

The checklist has 15 leadership principles that taken together can constitute an effective playbook for leadership decisions whatever the challenge.  According to Useem, the principles are applicable to most leaders, in most situations, in most circumstances.

The 15 principles are: