Crises are frightening At first. Equilibrium pierced Ground gone Future dark. Momentarily. Hidden in the next moment Is a rare gift. Crystal clarity ab…
We’re weakest When we think We have it all figured out. When we think We know The patterns The angles And how things Are going to go. Before they happe…
Too much risk Is dangerous. Yet So is too little. Perhaps More so. Too much risk Bites quickly Warning early With a shaky feeling That’s all consuming.…
Dear Friends, Starting next Wednesday, I’m running a 4-session virtual mastermind group, Leading Without Easy Answers hosted by The Aligned Center. The…
Small ideas Seem practical At first. More digestible More manageable More achievable Than big ideas. However Start to pursue them And you realize a pro…
You could try to learn to swim from a book But the moment you hit the water You’d realize It didn’t prepare you. You’d realize The real learning had ju…
Sometimes the wrong direction Is the right direction. Because at the beginning of a journey The two are indistinguishable. And the alternative is no di…
Stripped to its essence Leadership is one job. Making decisions Before you’re entirely sure They’re the right decisions. Daily. Being Measured Planful …
In a diverse world Of varied ideas And perspectives We have to Make room For divergent thinking And opinions In order to grow And get better. Yet somet…
Conflict avoided May be challenge averted But not usually. More commonly Conflict avoided Is challenge diverted. More commonly Conflict avoided Boomera…
There are two ways to approach leading. (1) I’m leading an organization which contains humans. OR (2) I’m leading humans who are part of an organizatio…
Most envy isn’t Loud or obvious. It’s Quiet and subtle. A baseline drumbeat In the mind That over time Goes unnoticed And unnamed. A reticent wish For …