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, after […]