Nan S. Russell
Author & Speaker

All posts in March, 2013

Nan is busy writing her new book, Trust, Inc. – How to Create a Business Culture That Will Ignite Passion, Engagement. and Innovation which comes out in Fall 2013. So, I’m posting a blog for her this week.

It’s that time of year, March Madness is in full swing. When I was young I wasn’t much of an athlete – poor eye hand coordination, horrible balance and slow running kept me out of sports. But I could be found almost every weekend cheering my friends from the bleachers. Later, when I had kids they were involved in sports, a couple in every season. I learned there was so much more happening then just “playing the sport and winning”. Leadership for one. That’s why I’m always on the look out for sport stories when something greater besides the game happens.

If you haven’t heard about Basketball Coach Morales, a high schoolleather basketball isolated on a white background basketball manager named Mitchell, and Jonathon, an opposing basketball player from a rival team in El Paso, Texas – check it out.

Jonathon, a player on his high school basketball team with – no title, no direction from his coach, no consulting with his team – makes a choice. He doesn’t wait, he takes (continue reading →)


I’m becoming a bit of a regular guest posting on Nan’s Titleless Leadership blog. This week I spent many hours driving in the car. I listened to personal CDs, radio talk shows and of course music.

View of Earth From SpaceYou know how sometimes you hear a song and it plays over and over in your mind and then you hear yourself, singing it out aloud. That is what happened to me this week. Here’s the song that seized my thoughts by Five For Fighting … What kind of world do you want? A pretty daunting question.

How would you answer these questions?

  • What kind of world do you want?
  • What kind of workplace will you create?
  • What kind of leader will you be?

Questions worth considering for a few moments from time to time. Curious but not sure how (continue reading →)

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