Have You Made Yourself Clear? Leadership Lessons from Amelia Bedelia [REBLOG]

Originally posted on The Official Blog of the Lead365 National Conference:
As an early reader, I was constantly devouring books, taking special note of the ones that made me laugh and the ones that made me think. One of my early favorites? Amelia Bedelia. For those unfamiliar, the Amelia Bedelia book series was written by Peggy Parish as a a way to explain idioms and figurative language to kids. For example, when asked to make a sponge cake…she includes real sponges. When asked to draw the drapes, her boss returns to a picture…

Leadership Lessons from…Curious George [REBLOG]

Originally posted on The Official Blog of the Lead365 National Conference:
Yes, that one. The one you’re thinking of. Although it may not seem wise to follow the example of the monkey that ate enough of a puzzle to get sent to the ER, it might surprise you to realize just how many admirable leadership qualities that this mischievous monkey truly possesses. Why is Curious George a great model for leadership development? IMAGE CREDIT: KPBS He uses his resources. The first time I thought about Curious George as a model for creativity…