The Realest of Real.

"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results." - Willie Nelson Hey fellow blondies and my other blackies and brownies…? Last, we spoke, we began our discussion on the practice of Inspiring a Shared Vision. We started by discussing the beauty of embracing our pasts and existing beyond the realms …

We R Who We R

“You can’t really know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been.”-Hitch These past two weeks we have been focusing on the five practices of exemplary leadership and how applying these invaluable practices is as insightful as it is practical. After our first posts within this series that covered the practice of modeling the …

Look what you made me do.

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." - William James Previously on The Blonde Leading the Blonde, we began our discussion on the leadership practice of “modeling the way.” We examined the prescription leadership professionals, Kouzes and Posner (yeah, we’re on that tight, last-name basis now), advise in which one should …

Inertia.

"It's stasis that kills you off in the end, not ambition." - Bono You’re currently reading my 5th and (bless up) final attempt at this week’s post, which also explains why it’s five days “late,” even though blogs don’t listen to due dates. To say the least, it has been one of the most challenging …

The B.S. in O.L.

A pessimist sees the glass as half empty. An optimist sees the glass as half full. A leader takes initiative to flag down the barkeep and order another round. To recap from last post, this is the blonde leading the blonde, a blog attempt I have finally decided to pursue after years of contemplation and …

RIP Mrs. Bambi.

"I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions." — Stephen Covey Most, if not all, of us have been familiarized with the proverb, “If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again,” a phrase 9 out of 10 Olympians have once quoted because, fun fact, that’s actually …