Category Archives: Self-Knowledge

What Are You Called To?

Perhaps there is only one important leadership question: “What are you called to?” Finish that question anyway you like — what are you called to do, what are you called to be? Either way the word, “called,” implies a certain kind of intuitive depth, a certain way of being. So much of the attention seems […]

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 […]

On My Images of Nature

Since I began this weblog in 2004, I have occasionally been asked why I include images of nature with many of my posts. How, for example, do pictures of the sea relate to a post on fairness or ones of a river connect with writing on self-worth? Not every post has photographs of nature, but […]

“Be” First, Then Decide What to “Do”

During my career as a leadership consultant and coach I’ve listened many times as a client leader has admitted some self-perceived failing. Jerome’s heartfelt “confession” was one of these moments. He sheepishly told me there was someone who reported to him who intimidated him, a manager who seemed to be “much faster intellectually” and “more […]