Intention

When You Don’t Love the Work

“What does the world need?” “How can I contribute to the lives of others?” “What are my talents?” “How can I do best what I like to do and meet real needs where I work?” These questions are borrowed from the recently published book, “Primary Greatness” by the late Dr. Stephen R. Covey. Work can be Continue reading When You Don’t Love the Work

The Most Important Question We Forget to Ask

In the haze of today’s hectic world, we drift into autopilot. Reacting to our immediate thoughts and emotions instead of responding from our deeper intention. We take shortcuts. Miss  important details. Hurt or damage relationships. Make assumptions. Label and judge.   Symptoms of our busyness. Distraction. Stress. Fear.   In that moment, before you react. Continue reading The Most Important Question We Forget to Ask

Why Do You Lead? 4 Reasons You Should Explore this Question

When was the last time you asked yourself the question, “Why do I lead?” Notice the question is not how you lead or what you lead but WHY you lead. What is the ultimate outcome or purpose that drives you to carry on despite the many challenges that accompany leadership? If you don’t know the answer to Continue reading Why Do You Lead? 4 Reasons You Should Explore this Question

Permission to Pause

“If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give, that which I considered to be the most useful to the men of our century, I should simply say: in the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.” ~ Leo Tolstoy One of the greatest gifts we Continue reading Permission to Pause

“Yes, You Do Want to Go There” Why Leaders Should (but often don’t) Ask the Hard Questions

You don’t want to go there. And you really need to go there. Organizations are full of dark currents. Words left unsaid in the moment they were needed. Now rising up unresolved from the corner conversations. Hanging in the air like clouds full of lightning. Until they burst on the scene unexpected. Crashing through our Continue reading “Yes, You Do Want to Go There” Why Leaders Should (but often don’t) Ask the Hard Questions