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Story, Symbol, and Song for All (Video)

Story, Symbol, and Song for All (Video)

  Freedom to Lead International® (FTL) provides leadership development services to leaders in 48 countries throughout South Asia, Africa, and North America. We specialize using methodologies that engage leaders who are more likely to be influenced through oral-based methods (stories, images, drama, poetry, music, etc.) rather than through abstract theory or concepts. We call these people “storycentric communicators.” This video outlines some of the secular research, science, and cultural anecdotes behind this story-based methodology for adult learning. It challenges people in western cultures to realize the power of story, perhaps seeing that this story-based approach is for all of us.    

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The Only Two Motives to Lead

The Only Two Motives to Lead

The Only Two Motives to Lead Patrick Lencioni asserts that there are only two motives that drive people to become a leader.1 I have worked with both.

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Some Naked Truth About Leadership Power

Some Naked Truth About Leadership Power

  The appropriate use of power is a reality for every leader. Here are some reflections about power I have experienced in my own leadership.   1. I am a steward of power, because leadership always comes with power. The exercise of power is not the same as the practice of leadership. As author Jim Collins says in Good to Great And the Social Sectors, “If I put a loaded gun to your head, I can get you to do things you might not otherwise do, but I’ve not practiced leadership; I’ve exercised power.” If people follow because they have no choice, then that’s not leading.   2. The power I have can either create or destroy; it is almost never neutral. Leadership power used wisely has enormous potential to promote individual and common good. God’s creative power brought the universe into being. His redemptive power raised Jesus from the

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