Do you know how to say NO?

May 27, 2012 - 16:05 -- Dr. Ada

It's a No!

We spent this weekend with my husband’s grandson and his parents. Whenever I spend time with small children I’m reminded anew of how important it is to know how to say no. Gavin is almost 4 years old. It is fascinating to see how he can read his parents (and us, for that matter) to know when their no is firm, and when, by whining and pleading he might be able to get his way.

Many leadership situations are similar to parenting ones. . . Continue reading »

Backward or forward?

May 14, 2012 - 09:16 -- Dr. Ada

Leaving the Shiprock

Where do you and your organization spend most of your time: looking backward or forward? It seems many individuals and organizations spend inordinate amounts of time and energy looking backward. Seems as if they consider assigning blame and indulging in recriminations the best use of their time. I disagree. Continue reading »

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