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Examples of leadership in crisis…and it must include us!!!

Since the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week, I have had numerous discussions with my Kellogg students both in classes and one-on-one. The words used to describe the horrible tragedy were a combination of shock, disgust, disbelief, anger, frustration and embarrassment. The student questions included: How could someone do that to a fellow human being? Why didn’t the

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Leading yourself and others through the COVID-19 crisis

First, and most importantly, I pray that you, your family, and friends are safe and healthy. In this incredibly challenging time, it is critical we find ways to stay connected to each other despite being physically separated. Many Kellogg students, alums, and executives have asked for my advice and opinions on how best to personally cope and lead others through

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A great example of ‘Those Guys’

In my classes and talks I often mention “those guys,” a mysterious, magical group of men and women that people will often refer to as the ones they’re waiting for to solve a given problem, large or small. True values-based leaders, however, recognize that THEY are “those guys,” and they take it upon themselves to find meaningful solutions and make

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