Fearless Capacity

Leadership and People Development by Donna R Walker

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Formal Leadership Journeys: Picking What’s Next

As I think about the emerging talent in the organization where I work and my role in helping develop our next leaders, I find myself recommending different formal leadership programs for different kinds people at different points in their journey…. Continue Reading →

Teaching Visioning: Starting with the End in Mind

We are made from the stuff of exploded stars in an ever-expanding universe. Recent research on leadership shows that if it can be learned, it can be taught. As a corollary, I believe that like leadership, visioning can be taught… Continue Reading →

Going to the Show: Tips for Maximizing the Conference Experience

Here are some quick tips I’ve learned along the way to turn conference attendance into a professional development opportunity. Plan Ahead I always have a better conference experience when I’ve taken the time to map out a plan before I… Continue Reading →

30-60-90 Days – 7 Tips for Orienting New Staff

In those desperate two weeks between when someone accepts a job and when they finally start, time speeds up. We are short-staffed. They’ve accepted the job. We can’t wait for them to get here. In addition to making sure they’ve… Continue Reading →

Hiring? Looking to Get Hired? 5 Tips for Each Side of the Table

My colleagues and I recently presented on the topic of Hiring for Fit at a state library conference. While our intended audience was hiring managers, I was surprised at the number of potential job seekers in the crowd. That got… Continue Reading →

Push Me Pull You

This past week, I’ve been intensely and intentionally applying some concepts from David Rock’s Your Brain at Work, particularly “self-directed neuroplasticity.” I’ve also been applying them in relation to the Enneagram social styles of Assertive, Compliant and Reactive. Stay with… Continue Reading →

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