Category Archives: Reflective Leadership

The Point of Feedback is Understanding

It seems obvious doesn’t it — the reason we take the time to have tough conversations with one another is to create better understanding. With that new understanding in place the other person can then choose to grow into better ways of moving in the world. He or she may choose, for example, to become […]

Three Spirits

I used to muse with my friend Tom Furness, founder of the Human Interface Technology Lab, about an imaginary Virtual Reality app. The idea would be to put on a VR helmet to participate a journey of spiritual awakening. My thoughts never went very far with this idea, except to hold some vague imagery: immersion […]

The Mean Turn

There are times when I might unknowingly frighten or intimidate another person. And there are times when another person might also unknowingly frighten or intimidate me. This awareness causes me to think about human disconnections, how they arise and how we must address them, for all too often, unaddressed, they move us backwards towards becoming […]

Leadership Feedback, Leadership Wounds

In one way or another, leaders are always receiving feedback. Sometimes it is from the voiced reactions of people at a meeting they are guiding. Sometimes it is more formal, for example from a staff survey or 360 degree appraisal process. As a consultant and coach, I’ve noticed a fairly common pattern in the process […]