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Ivan Lansberg on “Ambidextrous Leadership”

Ivan Lansberg on “Ambidextrous Leadership”

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Ivan Lansberg contends that effective leadership of a family enterprise requires a skill set which has not been adequately described in the business literature.

More specifically, he notes that leaders in a family enterprise are required to attend to the leadership needs of both the enterprise and the family. The enterprise needs the leader to lead, for example, the process of succession, while the family needs the leader to lead, for example, the nurturing and development of the next generation, the support of elderly parents, and the planning of family events. Most leaders are better at leading either the enterprise or the family, but few are naturally inclined in both areas. Lansberg calls for family enterprise leaders to become “ambidextrous leaders” — to build their skills in both arenas. This can allow the family enterprise to take advantage of the paradoxes of a family enterprise and turn these potentially confounding ambiguities into strategic advantages.

 

The Gift, ‘Flip Side’ of Teen Behavior: Charis Denison

The Gift, ‘Flip Side’ of Teen Behavior: Charis Denison

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In this talk, Charis Denison discusses the stereotypes of teenagers, and shows you how they are benefits to our society. Denison is a youth advocate and expert in community involvement, human development, and ethics. She has built her experience primarily by working with schools and nonprofits for the past 21 years. After initially teaching middle and high school English and creative writing, Charis began to develop curricula and publish articles related to social justice, ethics, human development, community involvement, and experiential education. She has received national recognition for her work in those fields as well as for her community-based work with American teens and Tibetan refugees in Central Asia. Charis has taught human development at Marin Academy for nine years. She also runs Prajna Consulting.

 

Children are our most valuable natural resource – Herbert Hoover

Family is the soil in which we grow the next generation

Being part of a family is part of something special

Meaning of Family

Be a hero to your family

The love of a family is the greatest blessing

The Future of Growing Up: Fred Penner

The Future of Growing Up: Fred Penner

Published on Jul 17, 2013

A gentle giant with kind eyes and an undeniable ability to make you feel good about yourself, this musical master brings 25 years of commitment, consistency and depth to a career that so skillfully blends the many genres of performing and communication, Billboard Magazine dubbed him “Mr. Multi-Media.”

More than the music, the two-time Juno winner and eight-time nominee’s body of work is about energy and emotional connection. The guy who crawled magically out of that hollow log for 12 seasons and nearly 900 episodes in the hit CBC TV show Fred Penner’s Place receives fan mail to this day from some of the 55 million American viewers where the show ran for four years on Nickelodeon in the U.S.