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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

Stewardship and communication

One of the activities listed under our Minnesota State competency of good stewardship is this:  Communicates decisions regarding resources in an effective manner to stakeholders… 301 more words


9 Characteristics of Holistic Leaders

by Jim Funk

Traditional leadership competence has been about behavior—what a leader is capable of doing in the workplace. That approach describes desired actions, but it overlooks the character traits that are crucial for guiding those actions. 1,143 more words

Some truths about trust

At the most basic level, the need to trust implies one fundamental fact: you’re vulnerable. The ability to satisfy your needs or obtain the outcomes you desire is not entirely under your control. 345 more words


Creating New Leaders from Within

While the predicted tsunami of Baby Boomer retirements has not yet materialized, the fact remains that 42% of the workforce will become able to retire by 2017 and 70% within the next 10 years.1 The question for all organizations is how to best prepare for this significant change in leadership and management? 588 more words


Leading Ourselves First

As Anita said last week, this year we’re revisiting the MnSCU leadership competencies. The list is posted on the Higher Edge site, and you can see that it’s categorized into… 234 more words

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