Cairn Leadership

5 Strategies for Leaders to Overcome Fear Effectively

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Five Strategies for Leaders to Overcome Fear We can’t overcome fear without understanding it Overcoming fear is not so simple. Sometimes fear paralyzes us needlessly, and other times it’s an alarm for us to take action. Leaders need to build literacy about fear and their relationship with it to effectively manage it for themselves and […]

Develop Strong Team Character To Increase Team Performance

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Develop Strong Team Character To Improve Performance Did you know that the Ancient Greek root for the word character literally means sharpen, cut in furrows, or engrave? This meaning fits. Your character is the mark you make on the world, one little etch at a time. Yet most of us don’t think about it all […]

Four Critical Thinking Skills for Leaders

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Four Critical Thinking Skills for Leaders Apparently, the Third Fleet Commander found out about the Bonhomme Richard catching fire in 2020 while he watched the news, NOT from his staff. So, when I started working as a battle watch captain in the Third Fleet Command Center, I learned that we had to watch Fox News […]

What the Rain Can Teach Leaders About Problem Solving

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What the Rain Can Teach Leaders About Problem-Solving Soggy Socks Peering out from under the hood of my rain jacket as water pooled into my boots, I had a peculiar thought: I hope everyone gets the opportunity to get rained on while playing outside. As malicious as that may seem, rain has a lot to […]

Leaders need adventure to thrive

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Leaders Need Adventure to Thrive Leaders need adventure to thrive, grow, learn, and simply live fulfilling lives. Do you have enough adventure in your work life? Does leadership sometimes feel like a burden rather than a joy? Do you provide adventure for the people you lead? In today’s world, our brains tell us to avoid […]