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Dunning Kruger Effect
“The relation between superiors and inferiors is like that between the wind and the grass. The grass must bend when the wind blows across it.”\n~Confucius \nI need to thank an attorney named Seth, a participant in one of my workshops, for this one. This was a new concept for me, but...
The language of leading through caring (part II)
Walter Stilphen- 2021 – a complete bio for Walt follows the article\n15 Perspectives – Continued from last months Newsletter\nHere are 15 Perspectives from my living ,leading, and learning from-organizations/ individuals who flourished. In my judgement flourishing organizations have and will provide better work for those who spend 70% of their time...
Peer Communication and Care
“If I’d known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”\nAttributed to Eubie Blake\n Often neglected and seldom really understood, consider the power of caring for and communicating with peers. Everyone seems to agree with the idea. Let me dig a little deeper. Here is...
Communications That Can Enhance your Relationships
\nAuthor’s Note - This section of the Leadership Maker was one of the easiest to write because for years I got it completely wrong. I only wish I had someone around who could have gotten this through my thick head. I could have saved myself days, weeks and months of...
Persistence: A Vital Leadership Quality
Among the many important traits of a leader – such has having a vision, communication skills and an appreciation of human potential – none is more compelling than persistence.\nAfter constant attempts to achieve a goal, a short-sighted leader may give up too soon. With just a little more effort and...
Increasing Meeting Participation
If you feel like your meetings are not productive enough because people won’t or can participate, the people in your meetings are unprepared or after meeting conversation are bigger then the meeting itself, the problem might lie in your preparation. What follows are some ideas about ways you can...
\n“When Aeschines spoke, they said, ‘How well he speaks.’ But when Demosthenes spoke, they said, ‘Let us march…”\n~Famous Greek Quote\n \nLet’s be clear here about communication methods for leaders. Face-to-face communication is best. Not just best, it is best by a mile. A phone conversation is next best, but it is...
“…as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that\nhe should share the passion and action of his time…”\nOliver Wendall Homes, Jr.\n \nThe final test of leadership is to leave behind men and women with the conviction, commitment and competency to carry on in your absence. This can...
“In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind.”~Louis Pasteur \n \nThe more we teach this technique, the more people like it. We took it for granted for years because we used it so often, and it is still one of the best tools to bring the creativity out...
What Leaders Can Learn from the Movies
There’s a scene in the Oscar winning movie Annie Hall that provides an important lesson for leaders. If you saw the movie, you may recall when the characters played by Woody Allen and Diane Keaton go to their psychiatrist because their romance has hit a snag. They appear in a...

The Leadership Maker

By Ralph Twombly

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  • Preparation for Building a Culture

    Preparation for Building a Culture

    Before we pull the curtain to reveal the magic of building a culture, it will help to disclose a few discoveries I made while working with three developing organizations.

  • Every Year Tells a Story

    Every Year Tells a Story

    As the holiday season makes its annual comet-like appearance and 2021 quickly draws to a close, I hope the year has been good to you and you are brimming with excitement for 2022.

  • The Pillars of Organizational Culture

    The Pillars of Organizational Culture

  • Magic - What is in this book?

    Magic - What is in this book?

    Organizational culture building is here to stay for so many reasons but the most important is that it creates business that people love to work at.

  • Dunning Kruger Effect

    Dunning Kruger Effect

    n the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people of low ability have illusory superiority and mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is.

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