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Fuel and Nutrition for Leadership

October 26, 2020 News

https://danmulhern.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Fuel-and-Nutrition-for-Leadership.m4a Two weeks ago, Ashton wrote on values, reminding us to ground ourselves in what we hold most dear. Then, Dan spoke to the importance...

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A Simple Strategy for the Courageous Manager

October 18, 2020 News

First, the backstory. I had back-to-back meetings last week with a client I’ve been consulting to and another I’m coaching. On a group Zoom call,...

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Reconnecting with Core Values in Turbulent Times

October 11, 2020 News

https://danmulhern.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Reconnecting-with-core-values.mp3 By Ashton Fandel of LeadingX2 As the strange cadence of this year continues, one might feel somewhat like a flag, flapping in the wind....

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Scary(ier) Season – Truly

October 5, 2020 News

https://danmulhern.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Scarier-Season-TRULY.mp3 Five weeks ago, I started writing about about leadership strategies during pre-election Scary Season. That was before RBG passed, before the debate debacle, and...

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Leading Through Scary Season – Part 4 – You Can Do It!

September 29, 2020 News

By Laura Andersen of LeadingX2 Last weekend I taught a five-year-old how to use a badminton racket. She started off open-minded to learning and eager...

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Leading Through Scary Season – Part 3 – (Don’t)Kill the Leader

September 20, 2020 News

https://danmulhern.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Leading-Through-Scary-Season-Part-3-Dont-Kill-the-Leader.mp3 This is the third in a series on leading in these scary times – with Covid, economic pressure, BLM and the reaction(s) to it,...

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Leading Through Scary Season – Part 2 – Bulls

September 13, 2020 News

https://danmulhern.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Leading-Through-Scary-Season-Part-2-Bullseye.mp3 Since I wrote last week, Scary Season has gotten even scarier, with the fires and horrific air quality in the Bay Area. Today, one...

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Leading Through Scary Season – Part 1

September 6, 2020 News

https://danmulhern.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Leading-Through-Scary-Times-Part-1.mp3 I used to think of this 60-day lead-up to the election as Silly Season. Now it feels like Scary Season.  In the coming series...

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‘Why am I here?’ Eradicating listlessness on your team

August 31, 2020 News

https://danmulhern.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Why-am-I-here.m4a By Laura Andersen It is way too easy now. A meeting gets put on your calendar about a project. No preparation instructions, no asks...

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Human Animals Pause

August 16, 2020 News

Ronald Heifetz, JFK School of Government at Harvard. https://danmulhern.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Human-Animals-Pause.mp3 Heifetz would drive people crazy, when… He would p-a-u-s-e Uncomfortably L O N G 1…..2…..3 seconds....

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Committing to Act, Preparing to Lead

July 26, 2020 News
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Gentle Leadership

July 20, 2020 News
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Are You Leading or Are You Led?

July 12, 2020 News

https://danmulhern.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Are-You-Leading-or-Are-You-Led.mp3 Last week, I wrote about how in-your-face Covid has been for all of us. Not equally, of course. Some of your families may be...

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Your Pandemic Challenge: Habits or Opportunities?

July 6, 2020 News

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The exhausting challenge. The amazing opportunity. Resilience . . . Plus . . . At no time in...

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Leading with reverence for time

June 29, 2020 News

Podcast: Play in new window | Download https://danmulhern.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Reverence-for-Time.m4a Recently, I had the honor of interviewing a friend of mine, Niket Desai, for a leadership course...

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Do Black Voices Matter To You?

June 15, 2020 News
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WearyResilient – BothAnd

June 8, 2020 News

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Choose YOUR Multiplier Effect: This week we’re matching donations

June 1, 2020 News

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Laura Andersen of LeadingX2 https://danmulhern.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Choose-your-multiplier-effect.m4a “It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been...

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The Covid Shutdown: Breathing the Spirit of Leadership.

May 26, 2020 News

https://danmulhern.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/The-Covid-Shutdown-breathing-the-spirit-of-leadership.mp3 [Tweet “The Ego is captive to urgency. The Spirit breathes in the calm.”  – DGM] Covid has been offering us all a chance to...

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Pandemic Week X Leadership 3 Steps

May 11, 2020 News
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Faith, Facts & Goals: Leadership for the Long Haul

May 3, 2020 News

https://danmulhern.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Faith-Facts-and-Goals.m4a By Laura Andersen of LeadingX2 This week I talked to a customer-facing manager while he prepared lunch for his kids. In the past month,...

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Generosity the Leadership Antidote

April 27, 2020 News

https://danmulhern.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Generosity-the-Leadership-Antidote.mp3 The pandemic wears on. People get more restless with the abiding uncertainty, wrankling repetition, and worry. True in homes. True in nursing homes. True...

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Leaders Covid Boundaries

April 21, 2020 News

https://danmulhern.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Covid-Boundaries-and-Leadership.mp3 Today I begin a writing partnership with Greg McBeth. Greg’s an engineer, co-founder with his wife Falon, consultant to entrepreneurs, and great writer. He’s also...

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Cohabiting-by-2 During Covid-19

April 6, 2020 News

https://danmulhern.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Cohabit-by-2-Covid-19-Strategies-4.mp3 It’s a painful irony that we share both our deepest and ennobling love, yet also reserve our worst behavior for those who are closest...

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From Stress to Strength: Opportunity in Crisis for Partners at Home and Work

March 31, 2020 News

https://danmulhern.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Strengthen-Under-Stress.m4a From Laura Andersen of LX2. “So… what should we have for dinner tonight?” For the past two years, I’ve wanted to ask that question...

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Back to Leadership Basics in This Time of Danger

March 23, 2020 News

https://danmulhern.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Back-to-Leadership-Basics-in-This-Time-of-Danger-1.mp3 I have always written R2L for “everyday leaders,” because the functions of leadership can be served by anyone. You can lead up or across,...

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Leader – Ask Why is this Happening FOR me?

March 16, 2020 News

I’m becoming like my old man who couldn’t assemble anything physical but loved to take words apart and put them back together. I wish I’d...

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Wait – What if you AREN’T happy to see a key colleague – what then?

May 13, 2019 News

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Thanks for the comments and emails about last week’s blog on Aunt Linda and leaders like her who...

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How An Everyday Leader Led Like God

May 7, 2019 News

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In a hurry? Skip to the last three paragraphs, however, know that this column heads in one direction...

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Leading by 2 – an idea worth spreading

April 29, 2019 News

For six years I have been looking at the nature of Leading by Two.  I have been coaching pairs 2-at-a-time, running workshops on great pairs...

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Sidin’ With Biden – Touch and Leadership

April 6, 2019 News

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The prevailing wisdom of the moment is right and fair:  Individuals have boundaries and each person should be...

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I Flip-Flop – Rage and Resilience

April 1, 2019 News

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Last week I wrote about Michigan State men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo raging at a freshman player, Aaron...

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Which One Leads More Effectively – and the role of rage

March 27, 2019 News

Podcast: Play in new window | Download About ten years ago, Duke Coach K for Krzyzewsky was cast in a commercial where, with his nasally...

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What if you were leading blind – because often you are!

March 18, 2019 News

A week ago, I spoke to 1,500 people from the TEDx Berkeley stage at Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley campus.  I was blind. I...

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What the Front Lines Want from Supervisors

March 4, 2019 News

Podcast: Play in new window | Download NOTE:  I will be presenting at the TEDx Berkeley event this coming Saturday, March 9.  Tickets are available...

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Women, Men, are Turning the Corner

February 19, 2019 News

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Thank you to the 117 of you who have answered my 2-question survey on first level supervisors. I...

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Every Good Supervisor of Others . . .

February 8, 2019 News

Students come back to me or write to me: “Professor Mulhern (or usually, Dan), my manager clearly never took your class!” And they explain.  Many...

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Who’s a Great Partner and What Do You Look For?

January 27, 2019 News

Podcast: Play in new window | Download My co-writer, John Gillis, says “No one leads alone. No one.”  When you pull away the perceptual film...

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What You Can Learn from Two California Bellwether Leaders

January 22, 2019 News

Podcast: Play in new window | Download I posted a variation of this article on LinkedIn last week. Ever wonder what a bellwether is? It’s...

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New Year’s Plan – From Great to Good

January 7, 2019 News

Podcast: Play in new window | Download For the first time in the 20 years I’ve been writing a New Years message, I am contradicting...

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2018 What Will Make the Next YEARS Better

December 17, 2018 News

Podcast: Play in new window | Download I sent out a short list of good books from 2018 on Friday. You can read my mini-reviews...

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Books that Have Been Gifts to Me 2018

December 14, 2018 News

1.  Being your best self. Anne Lamott, Almost Everything: Notes on Hope. I would describe Anne Lamott as a seeker, seer, and humorist. She always brings me...

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A Short Tender Story of Leading By Two

December 3, 2018 News

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today’s story is short and stands on its own – a tender example of LeadingX2: James Addison Baker...

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Who’s Got Your Back?

November 26, 2018 News

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Irish priests in Boston know their politics. Still, Fr. McInnes’ prescience and sophistication jolted me.  During our...

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Leading by Two – How Do You Identify a Strong Partner

November 19, 2018 News

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Cathy Raines, an organizational development expert at the State Department, thoughtfully challenged my post last week about how...

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Learning from Veterans about Leadership and LX2

November 12, 2018 News

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Often we think that soldiers are solitary heroes. This is almost never the case in that they train,...

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How to Lead in Politically Divisive Times

November 5, 2018 News

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Thanks to so many of you who commented on last week’s blog, offering feedback on the “Clear the...

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Can You Help Me Help You

October 29, 2018 News

Podcast: Play in new window | Download I have felt confused and disappointed for the last three weeks, when I wrote the 3-part series on...

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Leaders Clear the Air – Part 3 of 3

October 22, 2018 News

Podcast: Play in new window | Download   Recap of the last two weeks:  This series is about how to clear the air with an...

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Leaders Clear the Air – Second in a series

October 15, 2018 News

Podcast: Play in new window | Download http://www.danmulhern.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Leaders-Clear-the-Air-Second-in-a-Series.mp3 Last week I wrote about the need each of us has from time to time to clear...

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