Liquid Lead – What a new evolution in ballroom dancing can teach us about shared leadership

Trevor Copp and Jeff Fox have had successful careers as competitive ballroom dancers and instructors. While dancing together for fun at parties, they started developing a “playing fair” method of sharing the lead. When dramaturge Lisa O’Connell saw them playfully yet elegantly trading the leader/follower roles back and forth within a single dance, her first…

An Emerging New Level of Leadership Development

In my early professional life, I was taught that there were three stages to becoming a leader. The first stage was to follow a leader, the second was to become a leader of your own life, and the third was to lead others. This simple outline made complete sense to me at the time. You…

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