Mindfulness

Time Travel and the Value of Practicing Presence

We are masters of time travel Racing back to the future Thoughts Distractions Worries Always on our way somewhere else To something else Everywhere but here and now The prevailing story is that we have more distractions, more information and more decisions pressing on our lives than ever before. Our attention span is shrinking; as Continue reading Time Travel and the Value of Practicing Presence

Leaders and the Art of Undoing

“Leaders do.”    “Do what?” “You know, they do stuff.” “They get stuff done.”    “Oh.” “See there goes one now, off to a meeting or something.”    “Do they ever stop?” “I don’t know, it’s kinda frowned upon.”    “Well, how do they know if they’re doing the right stuff?” “I suppose they get Continue reading Leaders and the Art of Undoing

Learning to Wait

A short poem from my journal this morning. I’ve trained my mind to be anxious always in need of something always doing always planning never quite ready as though I can be ready now I learn to wait to keep this moment nameless and watch with simple curiosity the wildflower emerging from the untilled soil It Continue reading Learning to Wait

Six Attributes of Proactive Leaders

“We are not our feelings. We are not our moods. We are not our thoughts.” ~ Stephen Covey The world is changing rapidly and leaders face relentless pressure to adapt and meet these new demands. We are expected to step into the fray and guide the organization through a complex maze of choices and risk. Continue reading Six Attributes of Proactive Leaders

The Second Arrow: Leadership and the Art of Self-Compassion

The first arrow strikes unexpectedly. A project derailed. A coworker lies. A promotion missed. We feel pain.   This type suffering is the nature of life. The reality we cannot  control despite our best efforts.   Then the second arrow arrives. I should have done more. How did I not see this coming? I am Continue reading The Second Arrow: Leadership and the Art of Self-Compassion