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…