Not obsessed with standing out Or moving up, Committed to the daily work And showing up. Setting the example In action and words, He only asks of me What he expects of himself. Answering my questions With a patient smile, She’s there for me When I feel uncertain. Navigating the mysteries Of … Continue reading Praise for the (Extra) Ordinary Leader
If you happen to be lost and alone in the jungle with only a box of crayons and 3 paperclips, your to-do list is pretty short. A. Survival To-Do List: Find food. Find water. Find shelter. Avoid danger. Get un-lost. All your energy and creativity should be spent on these five things. If you are … Continue reading 6 Keys to Escaping Survival Mode
“Lincoln’s story confounds those who see depression as a collection of symptoms to be eliminated. But it resonates with those who see suffering as a potential catalyst of emotional growth. “What man actually needs,” the psychiatrist Victor Frankl argued,”is not a tension-less state but rather the striving and struggling of a worthwhile goal.” Many believe … Continue reading 8 Ways Your Pain Can Propel Your Leadership
“Life is a long lesson in humility.” ― J.M. Barrie Every day more news of some powerful man or woman humiliated by the revelation of a story they believed they could hide or a problem they did not want to admit. It didn’t have to end that way. At some point in their lives, perhaps … Continue reading Humility is Inevitable. Humiliation is Optional.
Morning selfie. Across from the couch where I pause each morning to drink my coffee sits an empty picture frame. It once contained a picture of me from years past. I removed it in frustration a while back because I felt stuck in an identity that I wanted to leave behind. The empty picture frame … Continue reading Picture This – Photos as a Metaphor for Life and Work