wis•dom (wĭzˈdəm)

n. The ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; insight.
n. The sum of learning through the ages; knowledge: "In those homely sayings was couched the collective wisdom of generations” (Maya Angelou).

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Leadership Development: Start Young

As a practitioner of leadership development, I am increasingly concerned that deep experiential learning is reserved for a small minority, typically high-potential or senior leaders. Rather than hoard these practices for the few, why not ensure everyone is equipped for the ever more complex world in which we live? (more…)

November 13th, 2018|0 Comments

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Your Leadership Edge: Lead Anytime, Anywhere

This book on leadership teaches skills for current and aspiring leaders. Your Leadership Edge: Lead Anytime, Anywhere offers insights about the daily practice of leadership. It’s a practical, comprehensive guide designed to help you hone the behaviors, attitude and mindset necessary to create lasting impact for yourself, your organization or your community

November 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Inside ‘Touchy Feely,’ Stanford’s Iconic MBA Course

Many call it “the most important class I took” in business school, the one with “the greatest lasting impact,” in which “the honesty and rawness is like nothing else.” It’s “an exercise in self-awareness and openness,” the closest thing to “intense group therapy” — “or even going into battle with a group of people.” And it has been Stanford Graduate School of Business’ most popular elective for decades. Read More

November 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Inclusion Starts with White Male Leaders

In the fall of 2016, sitting in a classroom full of change practitioners at the Kansas Leadership Center, I was reminded that some changes are harder than others – in this case we were talking about “white privilege” and all that it entails. That week was a catalyst for me to lean into the space of equality and inclusion. It turned out that I was not alone and it was powerful to know many of my classmates had been pushed into a space of discomfort too. (more…)

February 26th, 2018|0 Comments

White Men: Time to Discover Your Cultural Blind Spots – TEDx Talk

White men rarely, if ever, are required to examine their own culture. In this timely and provocative talk, Michael Welp speaks to his own experience becoming conscious of his white male culture, bias, and privilege as key tools to effective partnership across diversity. Michael Welp, PhD. is a co-founder of White Men as Full Diversity Partners (WMFDP). For 20 years, Welp has led pioneering workshops engaging white male leaders to create cultures of full inclusion.

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February 26th, 2018|0 Comments