Category Archives: Power

On Insecurity

A fair number of my clients — managers and executives — at some point in our work together express insecurity. This takes many different forms, from wondering about their value as leaders to worrying they are imposters to a clear avoidance of tough topics or evident conflicts in their relationships. It comes through as a […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Politics of Contempt

All you have to do these days is read just about any political post — say on Facebook if not some other favorite website –and then go to the comments section: Person A: “Person B, what a liar! You should be forced to prove your accusation. People like you are enemies of the state” Person […]