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How to Be a Post-Ego Leader

Author: Courtney Lynch, Lead Star Partner

This was the perfect article to read today. I really enjoy the articles from this group, info on how to sign up for the newsletter is below.

I was recently talking with a colleague about what it takes to succeed in a demanding role. She shared that […]

Angela Duckworth- Grit!

You’ve got to read this book! It’s not just talent that brings success but meeting the struggle …. digging in and continuing the race / challenge / project! Another words GRIT!

Filled with inspiring examples, good advice and clever tips you’ll love it. The work stories are wonderful. She has developed a Grit scale […]

Earth Day- Great Reads!

Celebrating your Space with Green ideas!! Natural Style: Using Organic and Eco-Conscious Materials for Earth-Friendly Designs is an eco-elegant guide to home décor and is packed with attractive decorating ideas inspired by the colors, forms, and themes of nature. The pictures are inspiring; there is one on every page! The textiles section is informative and easy to follow. […]

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday – March 2

I read to kids in a literacy program called Reading First. It pairs up volunteers with new books…. the books are read to children at school and that wonderful book is left in the school library. I LOVE doing this volunteer service in my community.

I have noticed over the years that Dr. Seuss […]

The Power of Alignment – Podcast

The Power of Alignment: How Great Companies Stay Centered and Accomplish Extraordinary Things (time 26:44)

A great podcast… from a newsletter that I enjoy. Sign up for the Leadstar newsletter to get more information, and a library full of useful tips, podcasts and seminars. — the editor

Alignment is absolutely fundamental to the concept of […]

Leadership – From a Team

Every once in awhile, I’ll be working on a project that seems “out of whack”. It seems difficult – i.e., not enough participation or edgy questions that silence the room. Hearing “crickets” (=no response) always makes me wonder if people care or are paying attention. Making decisions by myself while on a team goes against […]

Be A Better Listener

Humans have an average eight-second attention span. You’re going to need to do better if you want to get things done.

Enjoy this article by Fast Company.

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“We are living in a time when it’s more challenging to be consistently aware and intentional because so many things are demanding our attention. […]

Reading Group… at work

This is a great way to have a “get to know you event”. We have a book reading club. We suggest books and pick just one, short books have a *bonus* (favored by the group), but we have picked such a variety of books in the last 2 years.

We find reviews that describe our […]

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

Have you been told that you are TOO AGGRESSIVE at work? If you ask a large group, hands of women will go up, ask again, how many MEN have been told they are TOO AGGRESSIVE a few hands will go up (or maybe none)!

And is that little girl TOO BOSSY? Or is […]

John F Kennedy Elementary School

JFK is a winner in so many ways…. now they have “WON” an $1000 Service Award from Wells Fargo. I applied for this grant and the school was selected. I requested money for books for the kids I read to — this feels oh so good!!

John F Kennedy Elementary School’s mission? This school […]