Category Archives: Healing

On Saying What You Mean

Some­times when a per­son becomes ill, their skin becomes sen­si­tive. Mere­ly brush­ing the hair on an arm becomes painful. Some­thing like that seems to be hap­pen­ing in orga­ni­za­tions right now., sen­si­tive skin being a metaphor for a painful hes­i­ta­tion to talk in a mean­ing­ful way to oth­ers.  Will keeps his video feed off on almost […]

On Helping Each Other

It would seem like a sim­ple thing — in our work we should help each oth­er rather than com­pete. We should rein­force one anoth­er’s con­tri­bu­tions, not tear them down. And yet how good at this are we actu­al­ly? It’s fun­ny how the com­pe­ti­tion — for cred­i­bil­i­ty, for worth — can leak out of us in […]

A Few Grains of Sand

It is often said that as lead­ers we ought to devote our­selves to some­thing larg­er than our indi­vid­ual inter­ests or pas­sions, some­thing larg­er than our­selves. This would seem to cre­ate a near spir­i­tu­al dimen­sion to lead­ing, some­thing that keeps us teth­ered to a strong sense of ser­vice to the world as well as a sense […]

Inner Worlds, Outer Actions

At the sec­ond con­ver­sa­tion with a new client, she said to me, “I real­ly got the point of what you said in our first ses­sion. It was kind of, ‘Stop whin­ing and get back to work.’ ” This was way off. I’d said no such thing. This was clear­ly the inner world of the client act­ing out […]