When you first choose, (or land in), a profession the immediate need is to narrow your focus. It’s natural to want to master the skills necessary to succeed. The search begins for tools, resources and role models that will help you get and stay on track. If you’re in a leadership role you might dig … Continue reading The Process of Narrowing and Expanding – Are You Stuck in a Rut?
Another work day ends and I have a vague idea that it was perhaps a good day. Or maybe not so good. I got some things done, plowed through meetings, pushed the rock a little farther up the hill. Now, finally, a moment of silence. Time to collect my thoughts. Catch my breath. As I … Continue reading The Power of Intentional Reflection – Six Questions to Shape Your Story
It’s not really accurate to say you are stressed. What you really are, is afraid. Afraid of pain. Afraid of failure. Afraid of rejection. Afraid of uncertainty. Every stress experience has a fear story hiding in the background. And by the way, your fear story may or may not have anything to do with what is … Continue reading The Power of Creating and Holding Space
Be Courageous. Honest. Compassionate. Authentic. Creative. Resilient Committed. Intentional. Mindful. Inclusive. Curious. Do Care. Question. Connect. Appreciate. Listen. Clarify. Challenge. Risk. Fail. Inspire. Encourage. Choose to love. to serve. to trust. to share. to learn. to grow. to imagine. to start. to build. to fight. to finish. “The creation of a thousand forests is in … Continue reading A Minimalist Leadership Post (60 Words)
There is nothing wrong with the powerful productivity applications that have transformed our work experience. There is everything wrong with how some leaders use them. Or should I say, abuse them? Instant message conversations. Email management. Digital collaboration. Decision automation. Online feedback. Big data. These tools do accelerate the work process. Or at least they … Continue reading 5 Beautiful Benefits of Analog Leadership