Category Archives: Beyond the Edge

Workshop Invitations: Following SELF and Beyond the Edge

To all col­leagues, friends, and read­ers! If there’s a sil­ver lin­ing to tough eco­nom­ic times, it is that we have to rethink what we’ve always done.  If the times are pres­sured, the need has nev­er been high­er for us to be open, acces­si­ble, pos­i­tive and ground­ed.  If we yearn for great lead­er­ship, it’s clear this […]

On Being For One Another

My moth­er and father were sev­en­teen years old in 1929, so I grew up hear­ing about the Great Depres­sion. I recall the sto­ries, most­ly from my moth­er, about how mil­lion­aires jumped from win­dows on Wall Street as they real­ized their for­tunes were worth­less. My father’s sto­ries were also extreme. He had been a refugee in […]

The Year of Failing Forward

If you like, you can lis­ten to me read this post. My con­nec­tion with the pop­u­lar con­cept of fail­ing for­ward, artic­u­lat­ed by John Maxwell, goes back to 1994 when I was forty-four years old. That was my tenth year of con­sult­ing, but only my fourth year, full time. I was work­ing at a hos­pi­tal near […]

Beyond the Edge: Distilling the Depths

Every year I co-facil­i­­tate a great event called “Beyond the Edge: Affirm­ing Your Des­tiny as a Leader.” You can find out the full sto­ry of this event by trans­fer­ring to the BTE web­site here. While Beyond the Edge is not meant for every­body, in a per­son­al way I believe every­body should come. It was designed […]