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By Tom Davidson

Are you right handed or left? Right-eye dominant or left? How do you cross your legs, left over right or right over left? Would you rather avoid confrontation or meet it head on? Do you prefer to take charge or let others do so? We all have preferences, some from our natural wiring as individuals […]

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What lucky kid doesn’t love to color with crayons, finger paint or shape clay? When I was a child, I loved to draw airplanes. I was particularly good at the PBY-5 and the Sabre Jet. At one point, my parents gave me a “paint by the numbers” kit, which had small paint brushes, several brightly […]

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By Tom Davidson

The previous two blogs discussed the leaders’s root system and growth rings. In this blog, we’ll discuss the third component of the analogy — the branches. As we’ve been discussing in this blog series, the healthy growth of forests give us a useful analogy for thinking about our own growth and development as leaders. Here […]

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The growth patterns of trees and forests provide useful analogies about the growth of leaders. I kid you not! Read more below! The growth patterns of trees and forests provide useful analogies about the growth of leaders. This blog series uses three components of tree biology to convey several memorable principles that everyday leaders can […]

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By Tom Davidson

Leadership is very much like a growing tree. Confused? See what I mean here: As a forester, I often use analogies and metaphors from my natural resources background to make points about leadership, teamwork and change. For example, the growth of a tree provides a useful analogy for what leaders need to think about and […]

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