Monthly Archives: May 2010

A Circular Concept of Leadership

In a comment on my last post, Flor Fernandez Barrios talked about medicine wheels: — Native-Americans have the concept of the medicine Wheel, the great circle of life based on the cardinal directions. Every posiition has equal power and unique teachings. The essence of life is movement and as we move through the wheel we […]

I Am the Pot

There is a whole tradition in the definition of leadership that has to do with what leaders do not do themselves. The Tao Te Ching is full of that tradition — expressing the very foundations of a philosophy and aesthetics that depend on an expected interplay between absence and presence, an object such as a […]

Mother’s Day

I visited my 98-year old mother yesterday. She lives in a nursing home and is very well cared for. She has a lovely room to herself with pictures and books and memorabilia to surround her. When we arrived she was napping and when she saw it was me she said after a few moments, “Get […]