Category Archives: Radiance

Are you intrinsically motivated? Really?

It’s easy to think you are, but your behav­ior might tell a dif­fer­ent sto­ry. For exam­ple, if you find your­self work­ing 24/7. It could be that you love your work, that you feel you are mak­ing a con­tri­bu­tion to some­thing big­ger than your­self and that at the core you are help­ing oth­ers with­out ask­ing for […]

Drink Deep and Decide What You Need

As the great res­ig­na­tion con­tin­ues, it’s clear that things will need to change more, not less. It’s a new con­scious­ness that is aris­ing, that just won’t put up with mean­ing­less work, armored hier­ar­chies, unre­spon­sive lead­ers, exces­sive work and dead­line pres­sures and all man­ner of inequities and work­place unfair­ness­es. Peo­ple will go. They just leave. They […]

No Mud, No Lotus

A few years ago, the Viet­namese Bud­dhist teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, pub­lished a slim vol­ume called, No Mud, No Lotus. The premise is straight­for­ward: the “mud” of suf­fer­ing is essen­tial to hap­pi­ness. The two are inex­tri­ca­bly linked. To find hap­pi­ness, first embrace your pain, look deeply into it, and learn to “suf­fer well.”  Last week, after […]

Moving Toward Wholeness

Not long ago my friend, Ed Batista tweet­ed that he felt inspired by how I had con­nect­ed lead­er­ship to psy­cho­log­i­cal whole­ness in a recent post. That was very kind, and it also plant­ed a seed. I’ve writ­ten before about what I think whole­ness is for lead­ers, but look­ing back to that 2011 post, I was disappointed […]