Damian Gerke, providing leadership resources and leadership results.

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Leadership check-ins @ 400 words or less—so you can keep moving forward


Living in a House Divided

Living in a House Divided

The January 6th riot at the Capital Building is unmistakable proof of a problem—one that few of us may be willing to acknowledge.

Lead Like a Trainer

Lead Like a Trainer

Leadership involves more than just telling people what to do. Here are some best practices from the world of adult training design that will help you be a better leader.

Take a Leadership Cue From Nature: Saturation

Take a Leadership Cue From Nature: Saturation

When rainfall is high for extended periods of time, the soil eventually cannot absorb anything more. After this, everything that depends on the soil for stability and nutrition starts to rot. So what do you think happens to your leadership if you’re saturated?

Take a Leadership Cue From Nature: Earthquakes

Take a Leadership Cue From Nature: Earthquakes

Earthquakes are one of the most destructive forces on the planet. Most of us know what earthquakes are, but are probably less conscious of the pressure buildup that causes them. It’s never good to let unnecessary pressure build up on the most important things in your life.

Take a Leadership Cue From Nature: Static

Take a Leadership Cue From Nature: Static

Static comes from friction. It invisibly builds up then discharges in an instant, usually on whatever object is closest to you. It’s a nuisance, it’s frustrating and in some cases dangerous.

Take a Leadership Cue From Nature: Entropy

Take a Leadership Cue From Nature: Entropy

Entropy, part of the second law of thermodynamics, is the concept that energy in a system will always move from order to disorder unless additional energy is applied. Meaning: Chaos reigns, unless we intentionally dethrone it.

Take a Leadership Cue From Nature: Fatigue Failure

Take a Leadership Cue From Nature: Fatigue Failure

Metal structures that experience many on-off cycles of forces will become brittle—even when those forces are well below what the structure can normally handle. Once the metal becomes brittle, the application of even a slight force causes it to fail. The results are usually catastrophic.

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