Personal Growth

Leading When You’re Hurting

“Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?” ― John Keats, Letters of John Keats Sadness, discouragement, and disappointment aren’t topics we often discuss in leadership circles but we know from our own experience that these emotions are a part of Continue reading Leading When You’re Hurting

Monday Meditations 4 – The Danger of Denial

“If anyone can show me, and prove to me, that I am wrong in thought or deed, I will gladly change. I seek the truth, which never yet hurt anybody. It is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance which does harm.” – Marcus Aurelius When I read this passage in “Meditations” I grabbed my pen Continue reading Monday Meditations 4 – The Danger of Denial

Monday Meditations 1 – The Reset Before You Restart

This is the first in a series of Monday meditations designed to help you prepare yourself for the week ahead. Think of it as an opportunity to reset before you restart. For this series, I will be drawing from the writings of ancient philosophers and spiritual teachers whose timeless wisdom still has much to offer Continue reading Monday Meditations 1 – The Reset Before You Restart

The Simple Threads of Our Heart

She wasn’t mine. She doesn’t know me. But when I looked into her eyes, I saw my reflection. A reflection I did not recognize. Trusting. Honest. Pure. Simple. Complete. Connected by a smile. Tiny hand wrapped around my finger. She doesn’t see my imperfections. Fears. Failures. Anxieties. Loneliness. Loss. She reminds me, Of the child Continue reading The Simple Threads of Our Heart

6 Practices for Cultivating a Fresh Perspective

    “There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” ― Aldous Huxley One of our most significant challenges as humans and leaders is the inclination to maintain equilibrium. In other words, we like to stick with what has worked for us in the past and Continue reading 6 Practices for Cultivating a Fresh Perspective