Category Archives: Transformation

The Courage of Children

My wife and I took a trip to New Orleans recent­ly. On a tour bus we passed William Frantz Pub­lic School. Do you know the sig­nif­i­cance of that school?  Ruby Bridges was 6 years old when she was select­ed to attend the school, the only black stu­dent, by virtue of the order to deseg­re­gate schools […]

How you do one thing is how you do everything

The oth­er day I hap­pened to read a blog post on frac­tals and human behav­ior, one that includes this provoca­tive title line — a line that seems at first glance too sim­ple for the com­plex­i­ty of our lives but also some­how holds an intu­itive truth. Our self-aware­­ness is built on a sense that we are […]

Transactional Work and Adopted Passivity

The notion that work rela­tion­ships can be either trans­ac­tion­al or trans­for­ma­tion­al has been around for a long time. Trans­ac­tion­al work rela­tion­ships are rela­tion­ships where the focus is on the trade of time, effort, or results for mon­ey. Work is a con­tract and the terms are pri­mar­i­ly about the tasks and the rewards. Trans­for­ma­tion­al work relationships, […]

What If

What if at the cen­ter of the labyrinth you found only a lit­tle boy, fright­ened, frail as a moth­’s wing? How could such a crea­ture sur­vive the world’s crude play, the knife in the eye of the stranger? No one knows how hard the cas­ing of a seed or the true mean­ing of of a snail’s intri­cate shell. If some­thing must be endured […]