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Poets, Potential, & Possibilities

“The universe is wider than our view of it.” - Henry David Thoreau My last message discussed how to create a culture of trust amongst the groups you belong to. Trust creates safety, which in turn increases the potential for creativity, which can come from every member of your circle if they are encouraged to explore it, feel safe to share it, and are recognized for it. “I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.” - John Keating in Dead Poets Society In Dead Poets Society, John Keating implores his young students to see the world from a different point of view, creating a culture in his literature class that inspired his students to ach

Layups, Loops, & Leaders

“Vulnerability doesn’t come after trust—it precedes it. Leaping into the unknown, when done alongside others, causes the solid ground of trust to materialize beneath our feet.” - Daniel Coyle, The Culture Code The middle of March means it is officially time for March Madness, a time that energizes fanbases and turns players making layups into legends. In college basketball, some of the biggest stars are the coaches, as their skill at building both teams and a winning culture have made them household names. What are the traits that make coaches like Mike Krzyzewski, John Calipari, & Bill Self successful? How do we explain the sudden rise of the “Cinderella” teams each year? And what can we le

 

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