Tag Archives: leadership

Excuse me, Mr. President…

I appreciate what you said during a recent interview for Popular Science. I too want to reach the end of my days knowing “the planet’s going to be in pretty good shape” and that I helped keep it that way. But I’m afraid … Continue reading

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The Greatest Challenge of Our Time

In one of my favorite passages from A Sand County Almanac Aldo Leopold describes his aspirations for his children. I have congenital hunting fever and three sons. As little tots, they spent their time playing with my decoys and scouring … Continue reading

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Leadership is About the Distribution of Loss

This piece appeared originally in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on January 24, 2015. Students of adaptive leadership may pick up on themes like “distribution of loss,” “disappointing people at a rate they can tolerate,” and “people with the problem have to be … Continue reading

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The Problem With Facts

The New Yorker recently published a blog by Maria Konnikova that serious conservationists ought to read. “I Don’t Want to Be Right” shares results of recent neuroscience studies and discussions with the researchers. In one study the investigator tested whether … Continue reading

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Doing Leadership: An Act not a Static Characteristic or Position

A local acquaintance, no stranger to acts of leadership, posted an interesting article in our local newspaper, the Fairbanks Daily News Miner (www.newsminer.com). Kathryn Dodge references several leadership authorities in making a valuable point for a community trying to enact … Continue reading

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Leadership Lessons from a Zombie Apocalyspe (no, really!)

What a great summer! As fall arrives expect to see more posts. This guest contribution comes from a friend and colleague. Rollie White lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and two teenage daughters. Rollie is a student of leadership philosophy … Continue reading

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Leadership lessons in Memphis.

I recently visited the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee with some friends and family. My guide that day was a dear friend, Dr. Gloria Baxter. Dr. Baxter has vivid memories of growing up in a segregated Memphis. As we … Continue reading

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