The Doldrums

The doldrums is a nautical term referencing windless conditions.  As the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tells us, this belt near the equator is officially called the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone, “ITCZ” and pronounced as “itch” – how appropriate!  In sailing, it was known as a place where sailing ships encountered such calm waters and winds that … Continue reading The Doldrums

Leadership Disabilities

Leadership Disabilities The mythos of the superhero is not just in comic books, it is in executive offices, board rooms, branches, hospitals, airline cabins, schools, firehouses, …everywhere. Leaders are expected to be great at everything. Yet, every person has disabilities.  Really. We think we hide them, too, but the truly astute see them.  Sometimes the disability … Continue reading Leadership Disabilities

Civil Discourse

Civil Discourse -Mark Haeussler, CEO, Alpine Leadership Civil discourse is the combination of being a good townsman and being committed to seeking a new truth.  As not all topics are easy, leaders have a responsibility to effectively lead difficult conversations to move issues forward in a way that can engage others to generate new perspectives.  Without civility, people … Continue reading Civil Discourse