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A Follower Saves the Day

A Follower Saves the Day 1199 723 Sharna Fabiano

Elliot, a technical engineer, was assigned to monitor a piece of machinery he was unfamiliar with. Over the first few weeks, he had questions for the supervisor in charge, but…

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Culture of Support

Culture of Support 2016 946 Sharna Fabiano

There are more than 20 of us on Zoom for a monthly volunteer meeting for Exhale Pro-Voice, a support textline for people who have had abortions. We start with a…

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In Defense of Leadership (and Followership)

In Defense of Leadership (and Followership) 903 602 Sharna Fabiano

I recently joined a staff of young artists and teachers for a short-term community project. In a conversation during our preliminary training, I was startled to hear several of them…

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GREAT READS

GREAT READS 900 600 Sharna Fabiano

Below is a small collection of books that I frequently recommend to friends and clients. These titles have inspired by thinking, my creativity, and my professional work, and they cover…

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Leadership Essentials: Inclusion

Leadership Essentials: Inclusion 1382 922 Sharna Fabiano

Although it may seem surprising, we can learn a lot about effective team leadership from analyzing tango social dance training. For dancers, the role of leader is not “better than”…

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Leadership Essentials: Being Clear

Leadership Essentials: Being Clear 1071 714 Sharna Fabiano

Although it may seem surprising, we can learn a lot about effective team leadership from analyzing tango social dance training. For dancers, the role of leader is not “better than”…

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Make the “Best” Choice

Make the “Best” Choice 900 600 Sharna Fabiano

Ever worry about choosing the “best” option for yourself? The best job offer? The best project? When it comes to big choices in our lives and careers, there are an…

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Leaders Who Care

Leaders Who Care 1382 675 Sharna Fabiano

Think of all of the teachers, parents, or mentors who have supported you in the past, those who made a difference in your life at the time, or perhaps for…

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More Connection = Better Meetings

More Connection = Better Meetings 1367 619 Sharna Fabiano

Connection is vital for us to work well together. It’s the foundation of clear communication, of “getting on the same page,” of building and maintaining trust within a team. Without…

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Emotional Awareness

Emotional Awareness 1000 1000 Sharna Fabiano

Emotional awareness, or emotional intelligence, is the ability to read and interpret our own feelings, empathize with others, and adjust our speech and behavior to reflect social context. It’s a…

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