A Leader’s Relationship with Fear

Fear is the unseen hand that influences almost everything we do. It is present in every relationship. It intervenes in every decision. It responds to every event. It assumes every intent. We’re wired for fear. And we don’t like to talk about it. That sounds pretty dramatic, but I’m really just setting the context. Our Continue reading A Leader’s Relationship with Fear

Powerful Visualization Questions that can Kick-Start your Culture Change

A¬†significant challenge to inspiring culture change is shifting the focus from a rational, mental exercise, (we should do X to get result Y), to an emotional, personal orientation that generates a high level of excitement and energy directed towards the desired outcome. In other words, we try to “fix” the culture by using our heads Continue reading Powerful Visualization Questions that can Kick-Start your Culture Change

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 of suffering is the nature of life. The reality we cannot control despite our best efforts. Then the second arrow arrives. I should have done more. How did I not see this coming? I am a Continue reading The Second Arrow: Leadership and the Art of Self-Compassion