collections – minding what we gather as we go

with each step each word each choice each action we build our collections   the accumulation of moments days years people places experiences stored in our hearts captured in our minds collections that we sought others unintended   we open dusty boxes hoping that among the old photos ribbons and scattered documents we’ll find a Continue reading collections – minding what we gather as we go

10 Practices for Leading Lightly

  The nature of leadership is resistance and change. A constant struggle to bring ideas and opportunities to life and overcome a myriad of obstacles in order to achieve goals which, once achieved, will be replaced by a new set of goals with many of the same challenges. Even if we by nature love the Continue reading 10 Practices for Leading Lightly

Cashing Your Reality Checks

The Key Question What are we pretending not to know… You know what I’m talking about because everyone is talking about it. Well, not so much about it as around it. And of course, that depends on who is in the room. Denial is the silent killer. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, we humans Continue reading Cashing Your Reality Checks

bringing light to the dark places

we don’t often think of ourselves like this as light bearers   we are the doers the visionaries the gate-keepers the decision-makers   what if I said that’s the easy part   the harder work the real work is bringing light to the dark places   compassion to pain empathy to conflict belief to self-doubt transparency to Continue reading bringing light to the dark places

7 Reasons Why Your Message Isn’t Getting Through

You thought you covered all the bases.  Emails sent to the team? Check. Timely speech delivered in weekly staff meeting? Check. Expectations clearly communicated? Check One-on-one conversations with key team members? Check. Then why is everyone carrying on as if nothing was said? Weren’t they all nodding their heads during your PowerPoint presentation? Didn’t they Continue reading 7 Reasons Why Your Message Isn’t Getting Through