Category Archives: Love

The Tender Spot

I am design­ing a new lead­er­ship work­shop and recent­ly I asked a friend and col­league for some feed­back about the design. As we reviewed the mate­ri­als and exer­cis­es, he stopped at one point and said, “I think you are going too fast here. What you are ask­ing peo­ple to share about them­selves in this part […]

World Beyond Our World

The oth­er day on NPR I lis­tened to the sto­ry of 9/11 sur­vivor, Bri­an Clark, a now retired exec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent for Euro Bankers, who had been at work in the South Tow­er that day fif­teen years ago. He is one of the few sur­vivors to get out of the build­ing from above where the […]

The Wolves Revisited

It is a strange time to say the least.  Peo­ple are begin­ning to pub­lish more and more about Trump, rais­ing aware­ness of the dan­gers he rep­re­sents. The good news is he is being stopped, grad­u­al­ly, by peo­ple shar­ing the rapid­ly accu­mu­lat­ing evi­dence of his pat­terns: author­i­tar­i­an­ism, racism, misog­y­ny, xeno­pho­bia, crude­ness, nar­cis­sism, denials, divi­sive­ness, blam­ing, lying, violence. […]

Love, Truth and Thinking for Yourself

The polit­i­cal scene in the Unit­ed States is so deeply frus­trat­ing. We are polar­ized, embat­tled, insult­ed and insult­ing, tired of fear but still feel­ing it — often as a kind of mid­night despair and pow­er­less­ness. What the hell hap­pened? Now we are so eas­i­ly out­raged, con­temp­tu­ous and seem­ing­ly des­per­ate for rad­i­cal change that means our […]