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I currently have the privilege of participating in the Stagen Leadership Academy’s Advanced Leadership Program. The name of the program is “The Dragon’s Gap” which refers to Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey. Each of us in the program is encouraged to embark on our own hero’s journey. The first step is “the call to adventure.” In the Stagen program, we are assigned a coach who we meet with once a month to talk about our progress. …

So, when does communication actually occur? Many of us assume communication happens when we speak. For important conversations, we often spend time preparing so we can say exactly what it is we want to say. We write it down. We rehearse. But communication doesn’t happen when we talk. Communication happens when the other person receives and makes meaning of what has been communicated. “Nothing is meaningful until it is related to the hearer’s own experience,” Robert…

Attention Management is the first module in the Stagen Leadership Academy’s brilliant, impactful year-long Integral Leadership Program (ILP) By being more proactive about managing our attention, the idea is to find two or more hours a week which can then be reinvested in learning the program demands. Of all the attention management tools, Rand Stagen tells ILPers, the single most impactful is the “Weekly Focusing Process” where he encourages us to set aside time each…

We want people to trust us. Stephen Covey tells us trustworthiness is a factor of character and competence. There is a sure-fire way to increase our competence. It’s called Committed Action. Committed action is a framework I learned about while taking the Stagen Integral Leadership Program, a fantastic year-long leadership development program I can’t recommend highly enough. It starts with awareness. Being a better leader starts here. We become more effective and build our personal integrity by becoming more aware…