Self Awareness

The Inside Story

With leadership comes expectations. They surround us. Demanding that we perform. That we are responsible. Accountable. Practical. Precise. But never messy. Somehow we must reconcile this with an inner life that isn’t so tidy. Fears. Hurts. Uncertainty. Frustration. We struggle to maintain an uncomfortable equilibrium. We put on a mask. But this comes with a Continue reading The Inside Story

Our Problem with Problems

A problem appears. Feelings rise. Frustration. Self-pity. Anger. Blame. It’s kind of silly don’t you think? The way we always act surprised. Like today was going to be different. You thought problems were not on the agenda. No time in your schedule. They’re funny like that, though. They love to show up at the least Continue reading Our Problem with Problems

Why Do You Lead? 4 Reasons You Should Explore this Question

When was the last time you asked yourself the question, “Why do I lead?” Notice the question is not how you lead or what you lead but WHY you lead. What is the ultimate outcome or purpose that drives you to carry on despite the many challenges that accompany leadership? If you don’t know the answer to Continue reading Why Do You Lead? 4 Reasons You Should Explore this Question

More Than A Resume

I read 22 resumes this weekend. 22 people trying to out-resume each other. All amazingly alike. Full of useful data. And still I was left wondering, Who are you? Forget the job history. The education. The accomplishments. Let’s talk about the rest of you. The best of you. Your heart. Your wisdom. Your personality. Your Continue reading More Than A Resume

The Naked Truth – Leadership and Self Deception

Ever had one of those dreams where you’re out in public wearing only your undergarments, (or worse nothing at all)? I have. Bizarre settings are always involved like my high school lunch room which is for some reason now occupied by coworkers spanning my last three jobs. The worst part about these dreams for me Continue reading The Naked Truth – Leadership and Self Deception