Monthly Archives: February 2009

The Problem With “Touchy-Feely”

There is no term that communicates quite so much irrevocable dismissal by managers in the business world than labeling an action or activity, “touchy-feely.” It is the most prevalent way of discarding information about people. The term suggests all those really icky “hygiene” demands of employees, dealing with the stuff of relationships in the workplace […]

Original Leadership Poems: Call for Submission

Every day people from all over the world come to this site looking for leadership poems. On their behalf, you are invited to send your original poetry about leadership to this site. Up to three poems will be chosen each month to be posted and permanently displayed in the Favorite Leadership Poems pages of this […]

Practical Wisdom

Barry Schwartz does a wonderful job of reminding us how practical and necessary wisdom is in our daily lives and how it’s constant application creates a better society for all. Thanks to Tara at horsepigcow for posting this great talk. (If you haven’t already done so, go visit her site — it’s great.) In particular, […]

Four Experiences of Reflective Leadership

Yesterday, as I do a few times a year, I walked a labyrinth located near where I live. I have posted before about using this ancient tool for reflection. It was a cool day, gray overhead, but I found it as easy as ever to engage the path to the center, meditate for awhile there, […]