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Is Your Leadership Balanced?

By Jim Funk

A lot of attention is given to work/life balance these days. But that term suggests there is some magical place where, if we can find it, we are spending just the right amount of time and energy on our career versus everything else. 1,467 more words

Is Transparency Always a Good Thing?

by Jim Funk

The news I received last month was unexpected, disappointing, and maddening. My alma mater, St. Joseph’s College, announced they would be “suspending operations” at their Rensselaer, Indiana campus after the end of the spring semester. 1,232 more words

195 Global Leaders Rate "Strong Ethics" as the #1 Competency Of A Leader

There is growing evidence of the effectiveness of ethical leadership across all levels -individual, groups and organization.

Sunny Giles, an organizational scientist, executive coach, and leadership development consultant conducted a research focused on identifying 10 leadership competencies, every leader must possess. 524 more words


Brief Summary of Mastering Leadership

I just finished reading “Mastering Leadership” by Bob Anderson and Bill Adams – a great read on Leadership.  I feel this book along with “Leadership Agility” by Bill Joiner and Stephen Josephs covers most of the bases required to understand Leadership competencies, the different levels of leadership and Leadership models to develop great leaders. 10 more words

Moving beyond brainstorming

This is our last post for the year. We’ll take a break and come back in January with a wrap-up on the Minnesota State leadership competencies. 235 more words


Are You an Ethical Leader? How Do You (Really) Know?

Most leaders consider themselves to be ethical, but some of the behaviors that underlie the core competency of Integrity may not be as easy as they sound. 1,189 more words

Leading with Virtue

by Jim Funk

I recently conducted a workshop for a group of successful physicians about leading with virtue. At the beginning of the session, I asked the question, “What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘virtue’?” The responses varied from one of the dictionary definitions (moral excellence), to things like seeking perfection, having integrity, doing what is right, having a strong character, and being courageous. 1,000 more words