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Jill Ver Steeg

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Asking the Right Questions

Asking the Right Questions by Jill Ver Steeg I sat across the table in the boardroom on Tuesday with executives from Lilly Endowment.  On Thursday evening, I sat in The Centennial Room at Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids listening…
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Death, Life, and Crash Helmets

Death, Life, and Crash-Helmets by Jill Ver Steeg Annie Dillard in her book Teaching a Stone to Talk writes: Does anyone have the foggiest idea what sort of power we so blithely invoke? Or, as I suspect, does no one…
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Leadership and Listening

Leadership and Listening by Jill Ver Steeg Leadership begins with listening.  This might come as a surprise to many since “leadership” is usually envisioned as the would-be leader talking a lot, casting a vision, summoning people to “Follow me!”   But…