All aboard the train of thoughts. Scheduled around the clock. They’ll keep you working on the railroad, all the live-long day. Our minds constantly look for things to do, or problems to solve, or problems that might need to be solved, if they ever happen. It loads them into cars, hooks them to the train, … Continue reading Interrupting Your Train of Thoughts
Another work day ends and I have a vague idea that it was perhaps a good day. Or maybe not so good. I got some things done, plowed through meetings, pushed the rock a little farther up the hill. Now, finally, a moment of silence. Time to collect my thoughts. Catch my breath. As I … Continue reading The Power of Intentional Reflection – Six Questions to Shape Your Story
It’s not really accurate to say you are stressed. What you really are, is afraid. Afraid of pain. Afraid of failure. Afraid of rejection. Afraid of uncertainty. Every stress experience has a fear story hiding in the background. And by the way, your fear story may or may not have anything to do with what is … Continue reading The Power of Creating and Holding Space
“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.
That moment you realize that the words coming out of your mouth belong to someone else. I remember one of those moments. I sat across a table from the new CEO. Just the two of us. His question felt like a fist to my stomach. “What do you think about the new team?” To be … Continue reading Speaking of Leadership – Speak Your Words