Mitch Bolton

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Lessons In Leadership: It's Not About You. (It's About Them)

Ronald Heifetz has been a professor of public leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School for three decades, teaching classes that have included aspiring business leaders and budding heads of state. Each year, he says, the students start his course thinking they'll learn the answer to one question:<p>As …

You're Mentoring the Wrong Way

You’re Mentoring the Wrong Way<p>66 shares<br>• 0<br>• LinkedIn0<br>• Buffer66<br>• Facebook0<br>• Google+0<p>Say the word “mentor” and all sorts of warm fuzzies are conjured up. …

Leadership

The Dullest, Most Vital Skill You Need to Become a Successful Manager

The exemplary manager is often shown delivering a rousing speech that inspires her troops to achieve ever greater heights. But the truth is a lot …

Writing

Webcam-Spying Pennsylvania High School Avoids Federal Charges

Remember that Lower Merion, PA high school’s webcam spying scandal? Well, federal prosecutors have decided not to file any criminal charges against the school. That’s not to say they’ll escape scot-free, though.<p>Back in February, the affluent Lower Merion High School, located in the suburbs just …

The Next Must-Have Skill? Focus

Daniel Willingham, a professor at the University of Virginia, argues that an ability to tune out the noise and focus deeply is the most important …

Squirrels

Flat Organizations Are Overrated

For some time now, the predominant workplace trend has been to go flat and democratic—everyone working together in a large open space with direct …

Leadership

Being a Good Neighbor | The Art of Manliness

<b>Between college and graduate school I took a gap year</b> where I worked in a restaurant, snow skied every chance I got, and tried to figure out the rest …

Lessons in Creativity.

<i>By</i> <i>Paul Jarvis</i><p>I’ve spent a decade and a half getting paid for creative work and running my own show (also called being a freelance designer). There’s …

Same Guy, Different Perspective

Here’s an interesting story about the inside-out nature of the human experience. It begins with a vociferous fan at the back-to-back home …

College Baseball

Talent Isn’t Fixed and Other Mindsets That Lead to Greatness

In the creative world, we spend a lot of time talking about “talent.” It’s that special sauce—a certain style, a certain perspective, a certain …

Self-improvement

How Google Unified Its Products With A Humble Index Card

Search. Google Now. Google+. Google Glass. The common design element is a subtle coup: index cards.<p>If you hadn’t noticed, every Google service has been trending toward a certain understated elegance. The company’s infamous era of championing 41 shades of blue is long over, as the company has …

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Tendencies of Creative Leaders

Everyone can be creative. I believe it more and more each day as I’m marveled by the way people around me navigate life and situations. Creativity is …

The Journey Towards Purpose

Chasing all that God has for our lives and our art is a journey.<p>The most successful creative people do not wait or expect someone else to do their …

Don’t Ever Tell Them What To Do

I am trying to learn how to transition as a creative person into a creative leader.<p>It’s not easy.<p>Moving from being the person who “does” to the …

Does Your Team Have The Necessary Flavors?

I’ve been thinking about this idea a lot. Honestly, it’s something that has come together over the course of several years working with amazing …

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Slinging Around First Draft Emails

I don't know if this is a tangent or what, but here goes...I think a lot of us are slinging around first-draft emails. They're thoughtless, cold, …

A new way forward in collective leadership?

In a Guardian article in June, George Monbiot stated poignantly that Rio 2012 was "perhaps, the greatest failure of collective leadership since the …

Leadership