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How Leaders Inspire Actions

How do you inspire and influence others toward a common goal?

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Thanksgiving Day Proclamation – 1863

A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which … Continue reading

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A la Carte

When referring to a menu, something is a la carte if it is priced and ordered separately from other full menu items. LDRS “a la carte” entries are simply that – unrelated, brief entries that have captured our attention during recent weeks. —————————————————— … Continue reading

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As the dust settles…

As the 2012 Presidential Election comes to a close, it is useful to take stock of the way the election shook out.  As I was reviewing some of the demographics pulled from exit polls, one posted by NBC News really … Continue reading

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The End of Leadership

Just when you thought you had it all figured out… listen to Barbara Kellerman explain the topics in her recent book The End of Leadership.

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The Courage to Lead Differently

Last week while reading A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Leadership, I became struck by the concluding sentences in Chapter 5 (Critical and Distributed Perspectives on Leadership), “We remain more concerned with the ends of leadership rather … Continue reading

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Power and Influence in the VT Classroom

All of this reading about power and influence got me thinking.  There is quite a bit of power/influence surrounding students, faculty, and administrators in Higher Education settings.  How have you seen power and influence, particularly in classroom settings?  It might … Continue reading

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