Accountability – personal and organizational – is one of the most critical and oft-discussed leadership and performance topics. But can leaders take the concept of accountability too far? The story of Major-General John Reynolds and his untimely death at the Battle of Gettysburg offers a real-world example that allows us to think more deeply about… Read More
Faculty Corner: Welcome, Dennis Owens!
Lincoln Leadership Institute is thrilled to announce its newest faculty member, Dennis Owens. Dennis literally puts the live in Lincoln Leadership Live. He is a 35-year television broadcaster and news anchor who has won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award and 15 Emmy Awards. His story-telling, production knowledge, personality and passion for history make him… Read More
A Message from Steve
Dear Friends, Welcome to our first newsletter of 2021! I trust that all of you have said farewell to 2020 and are looking forward to a new and healthy 2021. I took some time over the holidays to catch up on some overdue reading and came across an interesting title: The Long-Distance Leader by Kevin… Read More
Greetings and Happiest of Holidays to You
Dear Friends, I hope this finds you all happy, healthy, and hopeful as we near the end of this year of uncertainty. And what a year this has been! We have learned how to work remotely, wear face masks, socially distance, and avoid groups and gatherings—even with our own family members. It seems as if… Read More
Faculty Corner: Leaders Create Meaning by Dr. Judy Morley
How are you doing with the state of the world? Have you taken time to stop and reflect? This year has not been easy. It feels like the universe is trying to tell us something. And the truth is, it is. Everything happens for a reason. I think most people believe that—but many of us… Read More
Faculty Corner: Thoughts from Jared Peatman
In “The Way of the Owl,” martial arts expert and naturalist Frank Rivers uses the owl as a model for effective conflict management. The book is full of useful advice, such as: A sharp blade is both safer and more effective than a dull one. Security lies in knowledge, benevolence in training. “Engage the enemy… Read More
What’s New for You? Credly Badges!
We partnered with Credly to provide badges to all participants! Credly is the digital form of the old school paper printed “Certificate of Achievement.” Credly is helping to lead the way with digital credentials that communicate what you have learned and achieved and the capabilities you have gained. Your badge gives you an avenue for sharing… Read More
We’re In This Together
Dear Friends, I’ve been thinking about you as we all travel through this rapidly changing, stressful environment. I trust this finds you healthy, happy, and hopeful! If you’ve attended our leadership development programs, you already know how passionate I am about effective communication. I owe my ability to overcome adversity in the past to it. Well, now… Read More
How Do You Handle Adversity?
By Steve Wiley Several years ago, a colleague introduced me to a fundamental leadership concept that completely changed how I manage adversities. The CORE model, developed by Paul Stoltz, has helped me deal with setbacks as small as losing my keys (a near-daily occurrence) to more significant disruptions like the 2008 economic collapse or our… Read More
How Do You Get Upstream?
In February I was excited to see that Dan Heath had written a new book and that it was to be released in March. I preordered a copy, and after reading Upstream in just a few sittings, I am happy to report that it exceeded my expectations. Heath argues that most of our efforts and reward systems… Read More