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
“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.
It’s a challenge to find some kind of equilibrium in a world that feels ever more unstable and out of control. Sometimes it feels like we’re living on a razor’s edge. We are, of course, only experiencing the latest in a long line of difficult periods in human history. Yet somehow this feels bigger. Perhaps … Continue reading Working in the Midst of All This
If I were to search the world’s vast collection of leadership content, I’m not sure I could find a more fitting summary of what it means to lead where you are. If you’ve never read this speech in its entirety, I encourage you to do so here. While it was delivered some 51 years ago, … Continue reading Go Make Some Waves
Go somewhere. You will be uncomfortable. You will need help. You don’t have a title. And you don’t make the plans. Do something. You’ve never done before. With people that you don’t know. In a place that you’ve never been. For a very different purpose. I returned last Saturday from a week of service in the Dominican Republic. … Continue reading 7 Ways a Periodic Paradigm Shift Will Make You a Better Leader