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Here you find stories and ideas for designing a career where you can thrive and make a difference in the world.

Managing Under Chaos – Lessons from FX’s The Bear

As Portland has been going through another cataclysmic ice & snow storm - I’ve been spending my indoor time watching the first season of FX’s The Bear - about an award-winning chef who leaves his Michelin starred restaurant role to manage the family sandwich shop after his brother’s suicide. In fact, The Bear seems to have the perfect RECIPE for organizational disaster: Start with a Read more...

The Best Advice I Have Ever Received as a Leader

Have you ever found yourself shopping for validation rather than really leading your team?  The Temptation of Validation: Many of us are drawn to leadership because we have vision, ideas and strategy to share.  In the early stages of my leadership journey, I had the fortune of inspiring others (colleagues, organizational leaders, donors) with some of my  observations and proposals for change. Each time I Read more...

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