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Why Executives Should Talk About Racial Bias at Work (hbr.org)

Why Executives Should Talk About Racial Bias at Work
Author: Muriel Maignan Wilkins

For the past several months, it seemed that everywhere I turned people were talking about events in Ferguson, Staten Island, and North Charleston — in living rooms, classrooms, anchor rooms — everywhere but in most corporate conference rooms. In fact, I have not heard one corporate leader make the link between what happened in these places and what goes on inside their organizations.

There’s a Difference Between Cooperation and Collaboration (hbr.org)

There’s a Difference Between Cooperation and Collaboration
Author: Ron Ashkenas

Why So Many of Us Experience a Midlife Crisis (hbr.org)

Why So Many of Us Experience a Midlife Crisis
Author: Hannes Schwandt

A mid-career crisis can happen to anyone. It can hit even those who objectively have the most fulfilling jobs. When it does, it inflicts pain on the individual suffering it and causes productivity losses for employers. Yet, the phenomenon remains stigmatized and under-researched, leaving crucial questions unanswered. What are the causes? Why does this malaise seem to strike in mid-life? And how can those who are stuck in its grips shake themselves loose?

We’re All Terrible at Understanding Each Other (hbr.org)

We’re All Terrible at Understanding Each Other
Author: Heidi Grant Halvorson

Whatever you may have heard to the contrary, Chip Wilson is not an idiot.  The founder and former CEO and Chairman of Lululemon Atheltica is, in point of fact, a highly successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, innovator, and self-made billionaire.  Idiots are very rarely any of those things.

Wishing You A Joyous Holiday and Happy New Year

We the family and staff at Crystal Key Ministries wish everyone a continued joyous holiday season and a prosperous new year. As we enter into 2017, we will be looking forward to expansion and to the opportunities that are afforded to this ministry. God sees fit to minister to God's own  people in various formats. We will not be looking back to the old, as we venture onward towards new things in Christ.

30 Lessons I Have Learned in Leadership Through Leading the Same Organization for 30 Years

(Courtesy of ronniefloyd.com)

ESPN produces a series of documentary films entitled 30 for 30. They highlight important people and events in sports history. Each of these is powerful and highly engaging.

Today, I want to share with you my own 30 for 30. I want to call it 30 LESSONS I HAVE LEARNED IN LEADERSHIP THROUGH LEADING THE SAME ORGANIZATION FOR 30 YEARS. Many people have led organizations for 30 years. Yet, only a few have led the same organization for the past 30 years.

How to Refocus a Meeting After Someone Interrupts

Author: Rebecca Knight (hbr.org)

You did everything you were supposed to do: Invited all the right people, sent out an agenda in advance, and got everyone’s agreement on the process. Despite your diligence, your meeting is being hijacked. How should you handle a persistent interrupter? Will it work to just ignore the person? And how can you get the meeting back on track?

3 Ways to Make Less Biased Decisions

Author: Howard J. Ross (hbr.org)

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