The Fine Line of Leadership

Like it or not, leaders walk a fine line… In every interaction, every decision, every day. If we don’t give the right attention to our steps We can lose our way. The fine line between recognition and manipulation The fine line between teaching and telling The fine line between encouraging and enabling The fine line Continue reading The Fine Line of Leadership

The Second Arrow: Leadership and the Art of Self-Compassion

The first arrow strikes unexpectedly. A project derailed. A coworker lies. A promotion missed. We feel pain.   This type suffering is the nature of life. The reality we cannot ┬ácontrol despite our best efforts.   Then the second arrow arrives. I should have done more. How did I not see this coming? I am Continue reading The Second Arrow: Leadership and the Art of Self-Compassion

Getting to the Point of Leadership – 3 Questions

Pick any definition. Leadership theory comes in a thousand flavors. The only definition that matters is the one that matters to you. So what’s your point? Exactly.   What is your point?   When you remove all the superficial, external motivations, what remains? What is the single driving force that moves you to lead? What Continue reading Getting to the Point of Leadership – 3 Questions

Leading in Community

Community happens when people serve and care for one another in the pursuit of a common purpose. Genuine means to be free from pretense, affectation, or hypocrisy; sincere: a genuine person. Communites are built on genuine connections. Genuine connections are real. They are honest. They embrace. They are hard. They hurt. They fear. They love. Continue reading Leading in Community

Letting-Go Leadership

“An attachment isn’t a fact. It is a belief…” ~ Anthony De Mello Let go. This line of thinking is counter-intuitive. Our instinct is to hold on, to protect, to become attached, to expect. The more we attach ourselves to expectations, people or things the more anxiety we create and the less effective we become. Continue reading Letting-Go Leadership