The Napkin Files

…a collection of notes & articles for middle leaders

Learning to Write Left Handed

When I was in the first grade I broke my right hand on the playground just at the time we were learning to write.  So, even though I’m right handed – I had to learn to write with my left hand. It was hard at first, but with time and dedication – I actually learned to...

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Situational Following

Over the years I’ve attended more than my fair share of training workshops.  But the Situational Leadership workshop I took in the eighties still stands out in my mind. It was based on the course developed by Ken Blanchard and Paul Hersey, and used clips from the...

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When Healthy Tensions Collide

It’s been said that great leaders are made in crisis. A president’s response in certain critical moments can make or break their presidency – and their legacy.  Who would remember Winston Churchill apart from his role in World War II? But, since few of us will ever...

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Ron Minatrea

Ron Minatrea

Leadership Speaker & Consultant

Learning to Write Left Handed

Learning to Write Left Handed

When I was in the first grade I broke my right hand on the playground just at the time we were learning to write.  So, even though I’m right handed – I had to learn to write with my left hand. It was hard at first, but with time and dedication – I actually learned to...

read more
Situational Following

Situational Following

Over the years I’ve attended more than my fair share of training workshops.  But the Situational Leadership workshop I took in the eighties still stands out in my mind. It was based on the course developed by Ken Blanchard and Paul Hersey, and used clips from the...

read more
When Healthy Tensions Collide

When Healthy Tensions Collide

It’s been said that great leaders are made in crisis. A president’s response in certain critical moments can make or break their presidency – and their legacy.  Who would remember Winston Churchill apart from his role in World War II? But, since few of us will ever...

read more