Category Archives: Fate and Destiny

Do It Now

Ear­li­er this week my wife and I learned that a good friend of ours had died of can­cer. Although we’d known for a few months that she was ill, it was still a shock, as death always is.  She’d been in chemo for awhile, and an addi­tion­al prob­lem had recent­ly shown up in her back. […]

The Host Who Has No Self

Intu­ition is a great well, one that draws on a deep­er sense of what it means to be human. In lead­er­ship, orga­ni­za­tion devel­op­ment and man­age­ment con­sult­ing work, it has enor­mous val­ue for it often opens doors to things that are most­ly hid­den from view: the staff mem­ber whose valu­able insights are being tak­en for granted, […]


It’s usu­al­ly around 3 AM when the dream begins. It is the mid­dle of the night, both inside and out­side the dream, and I am again being chased by Nazis. The dream has many vari­a­tions. In a few there’s a dis­tinct fig­ure of pow­er that cap­tures me and from whom I must escape, but in most […]

On Soul Sparks: A Postscript

The con­cept of “soul sparks” comes from Jon Mertz’s great new book, Acti­vate Lead­er­ship: Aspen Truths to Empow­er Mil­len­ni­al Lead­ers. Jon defines soul sparks this way: “Soul sparks are those small igni­tions of inspi­ra­tion that fan into big changes, new direc­tions, or fresh works. They come from deep down inside.” At his request, I’m honored […]