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Soft Skills are Really Hard

I recently led a training on how to effectively communicate in difficult situations, and the person introducing me to the participants referred to the training as focusing on “soft skills.” As I hear these words (not the first time), I feel a visceral frustration well up in my gut. These…

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A Leadership Reading List

In the Chidsey Center, we strongly believe in lifelong learning and in particular about leadership.  Leadership is a journey, and no matter how talented or knowledgable we might be, we still exist on a growth continuum when it comes to leadership. With this blog, we have shared new insights, experiences,…

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Meg Seitz on Confident Decision Making

Meg Seitz, Founder and Managing Creative Director of Toth Shop, offers thoughts on the importance of confident decision making and where it comes from. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K19hpjdxw2E&feature=youtu.be

General Malcolm Campbell talks to a student

Malcolm Campbell on Leadership

Malcolm Campbell, Professor of Biology at Davidson College, shares his thoughts on what leadership means to him as a scientist and teacher. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCc1ju6nNMQ

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John Berkley and Charles Page on the Power of Retreat

John Berkley, President of Competitive Edge Consulting, and Charles Page ’71, Owner of Cool Spring Retreat Center provide insights into why retreating, or stepping away, is powerful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFC7Imn6dfw&feature=youtu.be

General Mike Watson

Mike Watson on Leadership

Mike Watson, Founder of Heart-Centric Leadership and Professor at the Arts Institute of Charlotte, shares his thoughts on leadership – examining self-awareness and leading from the heart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFIigLQ2dzg&feature=youtu.be