Not obsessed with standing out Or moving up, Committed to the daily work And showing up. Setting the example In action and words, He only asks of me What he expects of himself. Answering my questions With a patient smile, She’s there for me When I feel uncertain. Navigating the mysteries Of … Continue reading Praise for the (Extra) Ordinary Leader
“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.
manager•splaining The IKWB (I-Know-What’s-Best) manager who enjoys talking in great detail about all the reasons we should follow their advice. Confident that without their profound guidance we will flounder in the simplest of tasks. We are accountable for doing it their way even if it isn’t the best way. The BTDT (Been-There-Done-That) manager who regales us with stories of … Continue reading Stop Managersplaining – Do These 10 Things Instead
“What if we saw work as an essential context for personal growth? And what if employees’ continuous development were assumed to be the critical ingredient for a company’s success?” Does Your Company Make You a Better Person? – Harvard Business Review – by Robert Kegan, Lisa Lahey, and Andy Fleming The article linked above focuses … Continue reading Work Should Expand Your Life
It’s a challenge to find some kind of equilibrium in a world that feels ever more unstable and out of control. Sometimes it feels like we’re living on a razor’s edge. We are, of course, only experiencing the latest in a long line of difficult periods in human history. Yet somehow this feels bigger. Perhaps … Continue reading Working in the Midst of All This