Posts Tagged: leadership lessons

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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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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INSIDE OUT – The Unofficial Sequel

Monday, July 13th, 2015 | By: Mike Donahue

We saw the movie Inside Out last weekend. It was good, not great, but I recommend it because the concept is so original. The movie takes us inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley. We witness her trials and tribulations from the point-of-view of her five emotions: Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust. Riley’s world is rocked when her family moves from Minnesota to San Francisco. The movie…

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