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How To Be A Rebel Leader (and Why)

I was inspired by a shared tweet that included the following illustration:                   These principles come from the work of Francesca Gino and her new book, Rebel Talent: Why It Pays To Break The Rules At Work And In Life.  I highly recommend Francesca’s book (and her…

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Accent on Literacy

This school year, I’ve been fortunate to be involved with Innovations for Learning to support literacy in the Boston Public School System.  I’m a literacy tutor for a first grade student in the Joseph Tynan School in South Boston.  My student’s name is Xavier W., and we work together weekly for 30-minutes through TutorMate.  We had…

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13th Annual IEEE and ACM IT Professional Conference at the Trenton Computer Festival

In March, I presented at the 13th Annual IEEE and ACM IT Professional Conference at the Trenton Computer Festival on the campus of The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in Ewing, New Jersey.  My topic was Accelerate Your Technical and Cultural Transformation with Visual Planning.  My 55-minute presentation was well attended, and I was able to attend several…

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Northeastern University News Article

Recognition I was very flattered when Andy McCarty, Director of the Dolce Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers (CAVS) at Northeastern University (N.U.) connected me with Bill Ibelle, a writer at the N.U. News.  Bill was interested in sharing the work Andy facilitates and leads through CAVS with a broader audience.  Bill interviewed…

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Military Training and Experience Enhance Your Agility

Hypothesis For the past two years, I’ve been delivering pro bono Agile workshops for active and former servicemembers. My theory was that if you’ve succeeded in the military with Transparency, Collaboration, Communication, Teamwork, Goal Setting, Discipline, etc. you are an ideal candidate for an Agile Team where we emphasize transparency, collaboration, communication, teamwork, goal setting,…

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Robert K. Greenleaf: A Life of Servant Leadership

Overview Don Frick’s biography of Robert Greenleaf is an exemplary journey through Greenleaf’s life and work.  If you want to know how the expression servant-leadership evolved, from whom, when and why, this is the book for you.  Don does a masterful job relating Greenleaf’s life story in great detail including many (if not all) of…

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Volunteer Scorecard

Experiments Welcome Here A good friend and colleague (Paul Hutchinson) recently introduced me to an informal group of business leaders, practitioners, concerned citizens and activists who meet monthly to discuss areas of interest and to share personal and professional development opportunities: The Concord Mafia.  We ran into the group’s facilitator (Kim Novick) at a local…

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