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So far Stephen Mansfield has created 581 blog entries.

Transforming Teams

There is a single question I want you to ask of yourself regarding every person who works for you. If you do, it will make a massive difference in how you lead. Let me explain. There is no question that business is about offering services and creating products in pursuit [read more]

2019-07-08T12:11:33-04:00July 10th, 2019|Leading Thoughts|

Consider the History

I’ve watched a clumsy mistake cause some leaders vast problems recently. I want to describe this mistake and help you avoid it. It has to do with heritage. Not ethnic or racial heritage, but work heritage. You see, people long to feel themselves as part of forces that move through [read more]

2019-07-02T16:21:06-04:00July 3rd, 2019|Leading Thoughts|

Bonsai Leadership

My mother grew up in Japan and so in my childhood I learned a great deal from her about Japanese culture. Among the many Japanese arts she extolled was that of “bonsai.” This is the art of growing things small. It is a beautiful art form requiring great skill and [read more]

2019-05-28T14:17:59-04:00May 29th, 2019|Leading Thoughts|

Stats Changing the World

Did you know that a nation must have a birth rate of 2.1 in order to maintain a population? Understand birth rates and you’ll understand more about the future of your country and world than most people. In this episode, Stephen touches on some critical data that reveals what the [read more]

2019-05-28T15:22:40-04:00May 29th, 2019|Podcast|

Rest Well, Lead Well

I want to add my voice in this Leading Thoughts to many other voices you have heard on an all-important subject. That subject is rest. You know how it goes in leadership. You hack away with your axe. You chop and you chop. People admire your productivity. It makes you [read more]

2019-05-08T13:55:51-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Leading Thoughts|

Knowing Religion

A lack of religious knowledge has plagued our society for years, causing great devastation at home and abroad. Many people, for example, don’t know the difference between a Muslim and a Sheikh or an Evangelical and a Catholic. Very few have ever had a comparative religion class. In this episode [read more]

2019-05-14T14:42:04-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Podcast|

The Value of Closed Sessions

“I think this ought to be discussed in closed session,” is a phrase that makes many Americans, especially members of the press, wild with fury. It’s anti-democratic! It’s deceptive! Stephen argues the opposite from his experience living in DC. Lives are frequently ruined when things that should be dealt with [read more]

2019-05-13T13:53:50-04:00May 15th, 2019|Podcast|