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

Leading in the Shadow of a Doubt

Without doubt, there would be no faith. And if no uncertainty, where is the joy in overcoming? We all carry doubt. But doubt is not the enemy we sometimes make it out to be. Especially when it comes to leadership. In fact, doubt can serve us if we let it. How do you perceive doubt? Continue reading Leading in the Shadow of a Doubt

Befriending our Flaws

All humans are flawed. Leaders are human. We all carry wounds. Worries. Weaknesses. The real question is, Where will those flaws take us? What will they teach us? How will they shape our thoughts? Beliefs. Actions. Do we see them as friends? Or enemies? Will we go to war with ourselves? Or make peace possible? Continue reading Befriending our Flaws

Shedding our Sumo Suits

We’re always bumping into each other. Not literally, of course, that would hurt. We’d have to wear those big sumo suits you see during the funny, between-inning antics at a minor league baseball game. But come to think of it, maybe it really is kind of like that, only the suits are invisible and all Continue reading Shedding our Sumo Suits