Guest Post from Mark Miller – When Opportunity Knocks

Today, we’ll explore another ever-present question leaders constantly face: How do I know which opportunities to pursue? The term opportunity implies some inherent value or benefit. So, by definition, opportunities get our attention. Here are six questions to help you sort through your response when opportunity knocks. Is the opportunity aligned with any of our Continue reading Guest Post from Mark Miller – When Opportunity Knocks

Leading When You’re Hurting

“Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?” ― John Keats, Letters of John Keats Sadness, discouragement, and disappointment aren’t topics we often discuss in leadership circles but we know from our own experience that these emotions are a part of Continue reading Leading When You’re Hurting

Time Travel and the Value of Practicing Presence

We are masters of time travel Racing back to the future Thoughts Distractions Worries Always on our way somewhere else To something else Everywhere but here and now The prevailing story is that we have more distractions, more information and more decisions pressing on our lives than ever before. Our attention span is shrinking; as Continue reading Time Travel and the Value of Practicing Presence

Monday Meditations 4 – The Danger of Denial

“If anyone can show me, and prove to me, that I am wrong in thought or deed, I will gladly change. I seek the truth, which never yet hurt anybody. It is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance which does harm.” – Marcus Aurelius When I read this passage in “Meditations” I grabbed my pen Continue reading Monday Meditations 4 – The Danger of Denial

Monday Meditations 3 – The Rush to Judgment

“There is generally much to learn before any judgment can be pronounced with certainty on another’s doings.” – Marcus Aurelius How many times have you wrongly assumed the motive behind someone’s words or actions? If you are like me, probably more times than you care to count. Navigating the politics and complex hierarchy of an Continue reading Monday Meditations 3 – The Rush to Judgment