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The Leadership Paradigm

I was fascinated by the recent conversation with Jonathan Spitz in which he describes the inner workings of an essentially leaderless (or all-leader, depending on your interpretation) organization. His story…
Gagen MacDonald
January 8, 2015
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The Great White Noise

As a business culture we rely on this comforting cacophony. The great white noise. It’s secure; and it reassures us. As leaders, we’re constantly butting heads with the volume. Looking…
Gagen MacDonald
January 8, 2015
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Why So Emotional?

In tilting my ear toward a discussion of generational differences in the work place, I’ve been surprised that it doesn’t take long before the temperature starts to rise. Words like…
Gagen MacDonald
January 8, 2015
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The Balancing Act of Great Leaders

The introduction to Jay Conger’s interview got me thinking about the role paradox plays in effective leadership. As leaders, and as people, we rarely face straightforward challenges that can be…
Gagen MacDonald
January 8, 2015
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Comfortable with the Chaos

Like it or not, we are in the midst of an emerging leadership landscape. Never before has there been a time when so many different generations were brought together in…
Gagen MacDonald
January 8, 2015
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What Is a Leader?

At first glance, it seems like a pretty basic question. But there’s a multi-billion-dollar industry behind it. Just search the word “leadership” on Amazon.com—you’ll get a list of 69,000+ books…
Maril Gagen MacDonald
January 8, 2015