Are you in flow, or on a hamster wheel?

This week’s topic is on creating both stability and flow to better roll with the changes.  Change… gawd, it’s so commonplace now that it’s almost boring to talk about. Layoffs, working from home, COVID lockdowns…  I’m sure that’s why this HBR article on being forever employable in this era of rapid change is striking a chord for a lot of people. Two … Continue reading Are you in flow, or on a hamster wheel?

What do you love?

If you haven’t seen Ethan Hawke’s video on TED’s YouTube channel, you’re missing out. It’s called Give Yourself Permission to Be Creative, but it’s really about giving yourself permission to be yourself.   My favorite quote: “What do you love?… if you get close to what you love, who you are is revealed to you.”  Amen.  Too often, we try to … Continue reading What do you love?

When failure is the best possible option

“If I’m lucky, I’ll fail.” I overheard this eyebrow-raising thought while making breakfast in my rooftop nest in Tel Aviv last summer. I considered myself lucky to hear it: usually our subconscious minds hide these heresies with Cloaks of Invisibility. But I caught mine unawares this particular morning; either that, or my subconscious finally grew … Continue reading When failure is the best possible option

VIDEO: The back story for Intent+Improv

I’m on my soapbox! If you’re interested in personal transformation, I talk about the transitions… how we can bring a key innovation process from the business world into our personal growth. If you’d like to jump to the most relevant spot::42: overview of divergence and convergence2:14: overview of Kegan’s evolution of the self5:19: mash-up of … Continue reading VIDEO: The back story for Intent+Improv

VIDEO: Navigating life (and work) like a bat

What did I learn while wandering through 14 countries last year with nothing but my camera and my carry-on? In this video, I talk about the #1 skill I developed and how it’s relevant for leadership today. If you’d rather read about this idea, head over here for the blog post written in Lyon, France.

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Authenticity at work: removing the masks

It’s the job of leaders to model authenticity at work, but what does that really mean? And how does one go about doing it? One way might be to explore the three types of masks we tend to wear: Identity, Viewpoints and Emotions…. “


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