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How to be Inclusive in Recognition

Posted by Soderquist Leadership on Jan 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM


This is #1 in a three-part series I am titling Big Tent Leadership. It is not an incredibly creative title, nor an original thought; however, it best captures some valuable leadership experiences I have witnessed. 

Big Tent Leadership best describes a leadership style where a leader’s broad inclusiveness ended up having significant impact on the culture and sustainable results.  These leaders set up “Bigger Tents” so more people could be a part of what was going on.  One of my experiences dealt with a leader who very effectively set up a Bigger Tent for recognition.

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Topics: Leadership, Teams

The Ultimate Team Player

Posted by Soderquist Leadership on Jan 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM


As we ramp up into the New Year, I wanted to reflect on some of my key learnings on leadership in 2016 and how I want to apply them in 2017. In August, I heard Patrick Lencioni, at the Global Leadership Summit, speak on his new book titled The Ideal Team Player. Patrick’s key message was that to be an ideal team player, you needed to be three things: Humble, Hungry, and Smart. I loved the simplicity of his message, and as I reflected on this, I think there is genius in this concept.

To explain these three virtues as Patrick Lencioni describes, I thought I would use a personal story that helps me define them. I have always felt stories are much better than definitions to describe concepts like these.

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Topics: Leadership, Teams