Category Archives: Self-Knowledge

America’s Blind Spot

As a coach and consultant, the two most common problems I deal with are leadership blind spots and the challenge of standing up in one’s work and being real. Of course, there are many other issues, but these are the biggest vectors in my practice. Since George Floyd was murdered, America as a society once […]

The Hole and the Portal

People naturally turn to those they consider leaders in times of crisis — for answers, decisions, emotional support, for a clear path through tense realities that risk immense and painful change. If you want evidence of this turn toward leadership, note the wide-spread critique of the President’s inactions, corruptions and lies well represented by this […]

The Other Contagion: Mistrust

Under any circumstances how people perceive they are being treated by their employers either creates greater or lesser trust. The coronavirus pandemic naturally stirs up and may drastically heighten whatever level of trust is part of an existing workplace environment — depending on what the leaders do. A lot has been made of ensuring adequate […]

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, […]