Category Archives: Love

Of Love and Truth

I don’t want to make this too the­o­ret­i­cal or abstract. By love, I mean the whole range of things we do to show care for oth­ers, not attrac­tion or romance. By truth I mean the oppo­site of lies, decep­tion and cov­­er-ups, espe­cial­ly hav­ing to do with what we tell our­selves and oth­ers. So here’s a […]

On Organizational Anger

There is a form of orga­ni­za­tion­al anger that all lead­ers need to under­stand. It is not the hos­tile out­burst of an aggriev­ed staff mem­ber, though this may be a symp­tom just as a shoot­er in a pub­lic place can be a symp­tom of a broad­er social despair. It is not the same as deal­ing with […]

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 […]

The Darkness Is Not Yet Complete

I am dis­ap­point­ed in our coun­try. Focused on win­ning, it is in fact filled with the defeat of our democ­ra­cy. I admit, because it often just seems so hope­less attempt­ing to cross the divide, I find myself resist­ing polit­i­cal argu­ments and exchanges. George Lakof­f’s descrip­tion of the con­ser­v­a­tive moral hier­ar­chy is enough of an explanation […]