What We’ve Been Listening To…

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There are lots of places and people who can teach us about leadership, some expected, some unexpected. Here are three we heard the first week of June. If you didn’t hear them, listen.

First, we loved Michelle Obama’s tribute to Maya Angelou. Great speech making and some good lessons about what it means to be an authentic leader.

Next up is Chelsea Clinton who spoke at the University of Maryland, touching on many things including leadership and how to take constructive criticism.

Last, we move to a bit more cerebral realm with NPR’s Krista Tippett’s show On Being. Last week she interviewed social psychologist Ellen Langer who spoke, among other things about mindfulness. What makes this interesting is that unlike the rest of the world, Langer has been talking, writing and thinking about mindfulness for about 30 years, which is about three times as long as most of us. It’s a fascinating interview. Listen for the last bit about creating work environments that are creative not evaluative. Take note. Let us know what you think.

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