Self Awareness

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

Heart-Mind Leadership

Strong Mind  Independence Confidence Integrity Courage Focus Will Open Heart  Vulnerability Compassion Generosity Flexibility Kindness Faith Different. But not opposite. Divergent. But not opposed. Distinct. But not distant. Draw from both sources and we are more balanced. Balance empowers right actions. Right actions lead to better outcomes. How do we develop a strong mind? Overcoming Continue reading Heart-Mind Leadership

Mastering Your Leadership Short Game

I don’t golf. At least not by any measurable standard. I have walked around a golf course flailing at small white balls with a metal stick but I would hardly classify myself as a golfer. I do have friends who actually know how to golf. They tell me that the key to great golf is mastering Continue reading Mastering Your Leadership Short Game

The Inside Story

With leadership comes expectations. They surround us. Demanding that we perform. That we are responsible. Accountable. Practical. Precise. But never messy. Somehow we must reconcile this with an inner life that isn’t so tidy. Fears. Hurts. Uncertainty. Frustration. We struggle to maintain an uncomfortable equilibrium. We put on a mask. But this comes with a Continue reading The Inside Story

Our Problem with Problems

A problem appears. Feelings rise. Frustration. Self-pity. Anger. Blame. It’s kind of silly don’t you think? The way we always act surprised. Like today was going to be different. You thought problems were not on the agenda. No time in your schedule. They’re funny like that, though. They love to show up at the least Continue reading Our Problem with Problems