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Five Leadership Lessons Learned in November

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 | By: Mike Donahue

November was a memorable month due to events that occurred both on the national stage and inside my leadership peer groups. These events reinforced five leadership lessons that I believe are worth revisiting. The first one of the five reminds us of the importance of emotions in creating a motivating, envisioned future; the remaining four describe defense mechanisms we use to distance ourselves from full awareness of disagreeable thoughts, feelings…

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Five Epiphanies

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 | By: Mike Donahue

On the first Saturday of each month, my subscription to the Wall Street Journal includes a supplement called Wall Street Journal Magazine. One of the features of this glossy publication is a section called “The Columnists” wherein the magazine invites six luminaries to weigh in on a single topic. Epiphanies was the topic for May and one of the six invited columnists was Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the book Eat,…

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Rafael Palmeiro Should Read Viktor Frankl

Monday, May 2nd, 2016 | By: Mike Donahue

I recently read this article about Rafael Palmeiro and it got me thinking about Viktor Frankl. Palmeiro was a major league baseball player. His career ended abruptly when he was suspended for taking performance-enhancing drugs. Frankl was a holocaust survivor who wrote Man’s Search for Meaning, a book the Library of Congress listed as “one of the 10 most influential books published in the United States.” Mr Palmeiro had a…

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