Awareness

8 Ways Your Pain Can Propel Your Leadership

“Lincoln’s story confounds those who see depression as a collection of symptoms to be eliminated. But it resonates with those who see suffering as a potential catalyst of emotional growth. “What man actually needs,” the psychiatrist Victor Frankl argued,”is not a tension-less state but rather the striving and struggling of a worthwhile goal.” Many believe Continue reading 8 Ways Your Pain Can Propel Your Leadership

Humility is Inevitable. Humiliation is Optional.

“Life is a long lesson in humility.” ― J.M. Barrie Every day more news of some powerful man or woman humiliated by the revelation of a story they believed they could hide or a problem they did not want to admit. It didn’t have to end that way. At some point in their lives, perhaps Continue reading Humility is Inevitable. Humiliation is Optional.

Picture This – Photos as a Metaphor for Life and Work

Morning selfie. Across from the couch where I pause each morning to drink my coffee sits an empty picture frame. It once contained a picture of me from years past. I removed it in frustration a while back because I felt stuck in an identity that I wanted to leave behind. The empty picture frame Continue reading Picture This – Photos as a Metaphor for Life and Work

Challenging Our Leadership Habits

We’re always looking for a better mousetrap. I share our natural inclination to seek plug-and-play solutions to the challenges and choices we face as leaders. Books, blogs, coaches, and seminars abound with step-by-step recipes for our most complicated problems. The sheer volume of these solutions is pretty compelling evidence that we like to streamline our Continue reading Challenging Our Leadership Habits