Author Archives: Dan Oestreich

I am a leadership consultant, coach, and trainer. My mission is to be a portal to a better world through the healing, growth, and development of leaders. I believe the biggest challenges we face are self-knowledge and communicating to others with truth and care. My Oestreich Associates website is here.

The Tender Spot

I am designing a new leadership workshop and recently I asked a friend and colleague for some feedback about the design. As we reviewed the materials and exercises, he stopped at one point and said, “I think you are going too fast here. What you are asking people to share about themselves in this part […]

A Little Piece on Mind Control

What do you allow yourself to think about? What do you keep from awareness? As your consciousness moves over an array of possible subjects and options, accepting some and denying others, are you noticing its familiar habits? This is an experience of your own mind as both controller and controlled, an experience of how you […]

The Greater Journey

If leadership is about anything, it’s about overcoming obstacles, both external and internal. Of the two, the internal ones are often tougher because they require self-knowledge and initiative: a strenuous demand for personal growth and change. The irony is that we can know a great deal about these internal challenges, such as lack of confidence, […]

Do You Know Who You Are?

Take your basic interpersonal conflict as an example. The issue is the way she treats me or he treats me. Why doesn’t he or she treat me better? On the surface, it’s not at all about what I might do differently, but what the other person ought to be doing or not doing. This is […]