June 13, 2022

Why Are Challenging Conversations Challenging? (Kind Leadership Chall…

Why is a Challenging Conversation challenging? Well, as we’re going to discuss today, challenging emotions make for challenging c…

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June 6, 2022

Can a Layoff ever be Kind? (Kind Leadership Challenge #18)

So here’s a tough question for you. Is it possible to conduct a mass layoff in a kind manner? If you are an educational or librar…

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May 30, 2022

How can I Master Challenging Conversations? (Kind Leadership Challeng…

The Free Mastering Challenging Conversations Guide is Live! Get it now at https://kindleadershipchallenge.com/conversations . ~~~…

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May 23, 2022

How to Cure Your End-of-Year Burnout (Kind Leadership Challenge 16)

As I record this, the 2021-22 school year is winding down at my place of work. It’s definitely been the most “normal” year we’ve …

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May 16, 2022

How to see Leadership Problems in a New Way (Kind Leadership Challeng…

In August of 2011, I started one of my favorite PhD classes, Organizational Theory. I learned something in my first evening of cl…

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May 9, 2022

How to Enforce your Expectations--Kindly! (Kind Leadership Challenge …

Most people will live up to your expectations--as long as you're clear on what they are, the rewards for meeting them, and the co…

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May 2, 2022

Why Listening Solves almost all Leadership Problems (Kind Leadership …

The solution to essentially all leadership problems can be found on the other side of an uncomfortable conversation. And believe …

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April 25, 2022

What are your Leadership Values? (Kind Leadership Challenge 12)

What are your leadership values? No really, I want to think about it. what do you believe, and how does those beliefs influence t…

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April 18, 2022

How Silence Kills Organizations (Kind Leadership Challenge 11)

Picture it: Tulsa, Oklahoma, early 2001. I was an eager young marketing associate in my first job out of college, at a telecom co…

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April 11, 2022

What my Peloton Taught Me about Control (Kind Leadership Challenge 10)

It was day six of owning my shiny new Peloton. Being a gadget loving middle aged lady on something of a health kick lately, I was…

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April 4, 2022

Why Anger is a Kind Leader's Superpower (Kind Leadership Challenge #9)

It was the middle of March 2020, and I was livid. I sat in our apartment complex’s parking lot, one hand clenched around my phone…

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March 28, 2022

Listen to your Shadow (Kind Leadership Challenge #8)

My fellow library and educational leaders, I come to you today with an uncomfortable truth. It’s time to listen to your shadow. W…

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March 21, 2022

When is Being Helpful UNHELPFUL? (Kind Leadership Challenge 7)

Education and libraries are helping professions! A lot of us go into these fields at least in part because we want to do work tha…

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March 14, 2022

How can you achieve your Vision? (Leadership Challenge 6)

How can we achieve our big visions? In the leadership world we talk a lot about Vision. How I understand how vision works in the …

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March 7, 2022

Does my Team REALLY Trust Me? (Leadership Challenge 5)

Here’s one of those ugly truths about leadership that a lot of the gurus gloss over. You can only be as good a leader as your rel…

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Feb. 28, 2022

Why The Only Way Past It is Through It (Challenge #4)

You have it. I have it. We all have it. The nagging problem with our team our or boss or a stakeholder that we’re too scared to f…

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Feb. 21, 2022

How to Be a Powerfully Kind Leader (Challenge #3)

How can we as leaders wield our power in a kind manner? Ultimately we’re the boss, the head honcho, the big cheese. Heavy is the …

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Feb. 14, 2022

How My Cardiologist taught me about Kind Leadership (Challenge #2)

Why is Kind Leadership all about healing? Most Leaders think the answer to creating a better school or library is fixing stuff. A…

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Feb. 7, 2022

How to get started with Kind Leadership (Challenge #1)

What’s the first step to becoming a Kind Leader? Everyone likes the idea of being a Kind leader, but unfortunately they rarely se…

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Jan. 10, 2022

Why the Kind Leadership Challenge? An Origin Story

Learn about Sarah Clark, and why she launched the Kind Leadership Challenge.

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