leadership

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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Books to Inspire You

Books to Inspire You 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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Civic Followership

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As relieved as I feel since the US Presidential election was definitively called for Joe Biden, I also have a new and startling appreciation for the fragility of our democracy,…

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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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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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Leading and Following at Home

Leading and Following at Home 1000 750 Sharna Fabiano

My negative spiral around exercise goes something like this: I feel lethargic and I want to move, but the thought of doing “exercise” makes me feel self-critical, which makes me…

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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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Remote Portraits: A Creative Collaboration

Remote Portraits: A Creative Collaboration 2232 1388 Sharna Fabiano

I did something rather unprecedented this week: a remote portrait session through Zoom! I would not have ever thought such a thing could exist, but it does now! And it…

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