Community Update – 05/15/10

I’m in Colorado with my wife attending our son’s graduation from Colorado State University. Graduation signals an ending that includes beginnings. That’s life. That’s leadership. From my perspective, after inspiring shared vision the most challenging leadership task is skillfully leading others through letting go of the past.

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Kelly Ketelboeter records some life lessons from her niece’s graduation on the Experience Factor. She was on the edge of her seat during the ceremony. I wonder if that will be true of us tonight? Speaking of the Experience factor, Kelly’s partner Jen Kuhn used a compass-metaphor to write about leadership. Her blog has me thinking about the power and importance of metaphor. Check out, “Take me to Your Leader

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The appearance of the red dot in the LF administration page beside comments is one of my most enjoyable moments as a blogger. It means a first time comment awaits moderation. It means a another person took the time to add value to others. The LF conversation is my favorite part of blogging. Thank you to everyone who shares their thoughts, experiences, wisdom, questions with the LF community!

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Thanks to Ian Sanders from the UK for sending his book, Juggler. I read it on the flight from Pennsylvania to Colorado. The central question I ask while reading a book is, “How will I change?” I’ll be posting a review of his book soon.

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Thanks to eCollegeFinder for listing Leadership Freak as one of their top 50 Career Advocates. Honestly, it’s humbling and a bit unnerving to be listed in the leadership category with five heavy hitting sites. I appreciate their recognition.

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Best to all,

Dan