Category Archives: Choices

The Practice of Reflective Leadership

For more than thir­ty years I’ve been fas­ci­nat­ed by how as lead­ers we increase our self-knowl­­edge through reflec­tion and how in turn this helps us: • gain insight into our beliefs, val­ues and moti­va­tions • chal­lenge unhelp­ful thought pat­terns and behav­iors • increase sen­si­tiv­i­ty to the needs and emo­tions of oth­ers • stay ground­ed and resilient […]

We Are Enough

Not long ago a client strug­gling with his con­di­tion­ing asked a telling ques­tion: “If I can’t be sure that the mes­sages I’m send­ing myself are true, how on earth can I trust my own judg­ment?” The con­di­tion­ing he bat­tled had to do with his con­stant wor­ries that he was mak­ing too many mis­takes in his […]

Drink Deep and Decide What You Need

As the great res­ig­na­tion con­tin­ues, it’s clear that things will need to change more, not less. It’s a new con­scious­ness that is aris­ing, that just won’t put up with mean­ing­less work, armored hier­ar­chies, unre­spon­sive lead­ers, exces­sive work and dead­line pres­sures and all man­ner of inequities and work­place unfair­ness­es. Peo­ple will go. They just leave. They […]

On Pretty Much Being Swiss Cheese

For sev­er­al months I have blogged noth­ing because I have been engaged in the sin­gle largest project of my career: writ­ing 360 degree reports for all 21 man­agers in a small orga­ni­za­tion against a tight, three month dead­line.  The effort intend­ed to give every man­ag­er of peo­ple for this tech­ni­cal­ly dom­i­nat­ed orga­ni­za­tion insight into their […]