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? →
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? →
“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 →
Once upon a time, life didn’t change much. We all had a bit more control. We could set a goal in our lives or work, and draw a straight-line action plan to get there. This approach is a bit like making a movie: decide on the plot, write the script, hire the actors, and produce. … Continue reading Don’t start with why →
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 →
In my last video, I talked about relying on Sensing Mind — our body-based wisdom — to navigate life like a bat. In this video, I build on the Whole Mind model, talking about Connecting and Feeling Minds. How did Steve Jobs use both to create the first $1T company? How did Dr. Martin Luther … Continue reading VIDEO: Harnessing the power of emotion in life and work →
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.
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…. “
Since Rene Descartes developed Rationalism back in the early 1600s, we in the Western world have put the logical, analyzing mind on a pedestal. According to Descartes, “reason alone determined knowledge, and that this could be done independently of the senses.” He also argued that the mind is separate from the body. Today we see … Continue reading Developing Whole-Mind Leadership →
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