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Every Year Tells a Story
\"Sometimes I think life is just a rodeo\nThe trick is to ride and make it to the bell\"\n-John Fogerty, Rock and Roll Girls\nAs the holiday season makes its annual comet-like appearance and 2021 quickly draws to a close, I hope the year has been good to you and you are...
Time for a Paradigm Shift
When you were in high school, how many people asked you, "What do you want to do when you grow up?" How often have you asked a young person the same question? How often has the response been, "I don't know!"? So...maybe it is time for a paradigm shift...a shift in...
The Lessons of 2020
\n“Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better and the world a little braver, and our world could stand to be a little kinder and braver.”\n-Brene Brown\n\nAs we head into the holiday season and the home stretch of this highly unusual year, how are you...
Being Sustainable Helps the Bottom Line
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing our society today. The European Commission’s 2020 Climate & Energy Package calls for a 20 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and 20 percent improvement in energy efficiency. In the U.S., politicians have begun proposing similarly ambitious legislation, with several...
Lessons from Covid-19
How our team got closer while we were social distancing.\nFor our program leadership team, responded to the COVID-19 pandemic brought long hours. We knew the people that we support would need us and yet we had to find creative ways of having impact. As individuals, we were working long hours...
Leading Through Uncertainty
THESE are the times that try men’s souls. -Thomas PaineGreetings, fellow leaders. Have you had your hands full these last couple of weeks? How are you holding up?Take a quick moment, if you will, to check your tension level. Do you know where you carry your stress? For some it...
Beyond the Pale
Having a record yearI’m not at all sure how this happened, but I just looked up and it is the first week of June. The last twelve months have been a whirlwind of change, growth, fits and starts, and the varied experiences that make up a career and a life.If...
Things We Carry
“They carried all they could bear and then some, including a silent awe for the terrible power of the things they carried.” --Tim O’Brien, The Things They CarriedAs I sorted through my book collection recently, I hesitated between the ‘must keep’ and ‘give away’ piles. I have a level of attachment to books...
Trust Your Voice -Why #MeToo Matters for All of Us
“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult. “ —Melinda GatesWho is the most powerful woman you know? For most of us, a name or two quickly comes to mind. Maybe that person is a coworker, a business...
Me Too - For the Men Out There Listening
I had to write this. If not me, who? If not now, when?Ralph TwomblyOn the Me Too WebsiteYou are not alone. 17,700,000 women have reported a sexual assault since 1998.  Men, if you are anything like me, you have been watching and wondering what happened to the lives of the...

The Leadership Maker

By Ralph Twombly

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  • Preparation for Building a Culture

    Preparation for Building a Culture

    Before we pull the curtain to reveal the magic of building a culture, it will help to disclose a few discoveries I made while working with three developing organizations.

  • Every Year Tells a Story

    Every Year Tells a Story

    As the holiday season makes its annual comet-like appearance and 2021 quickly draws to a close, I hope the year has been good to you and you are brimming with excitement for 2022.

  • The Pillars of Organizational Culture

    The Pillars of Organizational Culture

  • Magic - What is in this book?

    Magic - What is in this book?

    Organizational culture building is here to stay for so many reasons but the most important is that it creates business that people love to work at.

  • Dunning Kruger Effect

    Dunning Kruger Effect

    n the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people of low ability have illusory superiority and mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is.

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