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Yearly Archives: 2014

A New Take on the “F” Word

A New Take on the “F” Word

 By Shayne Hughes What if setbacks were the birthplace of creativity and radical progress towards our goals instead of embarrassment to avoid at all cost? In my first article for The Good Men Project, I look at the taboo topic of “failure” with a fresh perspective and offer a different way to think about it: ... Read More
 
Are you acknowledging the Ray Rice inside of you?

Are you acknowledging the Ray Rice inside of you?

By Shayne Hughes As a man, I found the video of Ray Rice hitting his wife deeply troubling. The fact that they were apparently screaming at each other, and she spit in his face right before he hit her, doesn’t excuse his violence. I’m supportive of the tougher suspension given to Rice, and to the ... Read More
 
Forgo Your Ego or Forget the Promotion

Forgo Your Ego or Forget the Promotion

by Lara Nuer When Dan, a former two-star U.S. Navy Admiral, now COO of a $500 million company, publicly berated a VP during an executive meeting, it was the last straw. Having taken this abuse one too many times in less charged settings, the VP quit on the spot, becoming the catalyst for Dan to ... Read More
 
Making Others Good: The Crossword Puzzle

Making Others Good: The Crossword Puzzle

LaL alumna Kathy Makowski, Director of Human Resources at The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, enjoyed our downloadable booklet Making Others Good: The Crucial Tool for Transforming Dysfunction in Your Organization so much, she created a crossword puzzle around its concepts to share with her colleagues to help them lock in the lessons. We at LaL ... Read More
 
Making Business Personal Pays Off

Making Business Personal Pays Off

By Shayne Hughes We love to see research that highlights how working on ourselves as leaders is the highest act of leadership. Harvard Business Review recently published an article by some of our favorite people in the field of behavioral change. Harvard Graduate School of Education professor Robert Kegan and lecturer Lisa Lahey, authors of ... Read More
 
Let’s change the world, one ego at a time (starting with mine)

Let’s change the world, one ego at a time (starting with mine)

By Lara Nuer 15 years ago this day, Claire Nuer (pictured at left) who co-founded the LaL methodology 30 years ago, passed away.  She was my mother, my mentor and my best friend. She inspired these thoughts in me, as a wish for 2014 and beyond. I believe we are born with a need to ... Read More
 

What Male Leaders Desperately Want

Learning as Leadership’s work is more than just teaching executives to be effective in their leadership, or to build high-performing teams and cultures. It’s about supporting men and women in positions of weighty responsibility to let go of their Egosystem and rediscover their humanity. This makes them far more inspiring and trusted leaders, allows their ... Read More