Monthly Archives: December 2013

What keeps us from leading others more often than we do?

I believe tackling difficult problems in conservation, like in life, requires various combinations of patience, tolerance, silence, eloquence, courage, optimism, unselfishness, curiosity, humility and so much more. There is a lot to leading. It’s unlikely we naturally practice all these … Continue reading

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Can neuroscience help us lead?

I recommend reading a recent article on how the brain can influence our relationships. This article resonated with me at a time when I have thought a lot about partisanship within the conservation community. With so many external challenges facing … Continue reading

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Is the Art of Deception a Leadership Skill?

A recent article, Of Course Presidents Lie, by John Blake reminded me of an aspect of leadership we don’t talk about – the art of deception. In our culture being purposefully deceptive, cunning or evasive is not something we openly associate … Continue reading

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