Inflection Points

  • Stuck in an Unproductive Leadership Habit? Here’s How to Change It

    November 23rd, 2021

    by: Rick Simmons “We are what we repeatedly do.” In 1926, Will Durant, an American writer, historian, and philosopher, summed up many of Aristotle’s thoughts on morality in this one clear, concise, and elegant sentence—one that is often attributed to Aristotle himself. With that in mind, when we want to make a particular behavior stick, […]

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  • An Out-of-the-Box Approach to Leadership Development

    November 2nd, 2021

    by: Amy Simmons Not long ago, I had the opportunity to learn from a new and unique teacher—one that made me reconsider everything I thought I knew about leadership and change my approach for the better. But it wasn’t an executive coach, nor an industry expert. That teacher happened to be a horse. In early […]

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  • What to Do When Successful Plays Stop Delivering

    September 28th, 2021

    by: Rick Simmons How did we get here, and how do we move forward? This question comes up often among leaders and organizations that have entered liminal space. One of the primary things they notice is that the business plays they have been running for years—often with great success—just aren’t working anymore. Back in late […]

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  • Get Out of Your Own Backyard—and Into Liminal Space

    September 3rd, 2021

    by: Amy Simmons Everything appears starker on the Boulder Mail Trail, a trek through Utah’s ancient ruins, hidden gorges, canyon narrows, arches, and bridges. On the trail, which tracks the path mail and telegraph carriers took between the towns of Boulder and Escalante in the 1900s, the flowers are more vivid—colors so saturated it looks […]

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  • Can You Trust Your Team with Your Weakness?

    August 10th, 2021

    by: Rick Simmons Successfully leading a team through choppy waters requires both confidence and humility. To make it to the other side of a significant challenge, you must demonstrate and own your strength; recognize your shortcomings or lack of knowledge and experience; and call on others for help. After all, transcendence necessitates an acknowledgment that […]

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