Opportunities for leadership can arise anywhere. Check out this story of “Layover Leadership” on our blog: http://ow.ly/P6MSi

Lumin is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a contract with the Sacramento District of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, for year-long leadership development programs to be delivered over the next 5 years. Looking forward! Leading Change. Changing Leadership.

  I came across a great article from Chief Learning Officer (CLO), titled “How Do You Get Leaders to Change?”  In this article, the author outlines the usual steps that are prescribed for getting leaders to change, and proposes some additional steps/efforts to increase the likelihood of success in the change effort. We at Lumin are currently working with the wonderful Department […]

  Every organization is “in business” to achieve its goals. These goals differ depending on the private, public, or non-profit nature of the organization, and success in achieving the goals is influenced by both external and internal factors. The biggest factor over which the organization has control is the performance of its employees – and […]

Hello friends and readers, We have been absent from the blogosphere as we’ve had an exciting couple of months of client delivery and conference presenting! We’ve launched five Leadership Development Programs, with a combined total of 170 participants, within the past 3 months. We are proud to say that the Lumin team is delivering customized […]

Intentional literally means, “done deliberately”.   In preparation for the last post of the month, I had the most time of all the Luminaries to consider what to write about.  I was actually able to deliberate, to observe my behaviors and patterns, and to consider the contexts in which I am more or less effective being […]

Around this time, everyone is thinking about New Year’s resolutions, which is really a way of being intentional about how you are going to behave or what you want to accomplish as you enter the New Year.  However, like many others, I find myself forgetting about these resolutions by mid-February, slipping back into a comfortable […]

Being intentional is a skill, and, like any skill, if you want to develop it, you need to practice.  It is so easy to fall into a routine, whether it’s productive or not.  One needs to be intentional in reviewing: “Is this actually helpful and am I doing this for a reason that will help […]

In “Alice in Wonderland,” Alice is lost and asks the Caterpillar for advice: Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? The Caterpillar: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to. Alice: I don’t much care where. The Cat: Then it doesn’t much matter which way you go. Alice: …so […]

Per our intro post on Illuminations this month, we were going to talk about some of our challenges and successes as a service provider to the government during the shutdown and sequestration, but rather than dwelling on the challenges of the year, we decided to look forward to re-energizing during how to spend the holiday break instead!  We […]