Monthly Archives: January 2012

Anatomy of a Conflict

Despite all the good advice about resolving conflict, perhaps best exemplified by Stephen Covey’s famous line, “Seek first to understand, then to be understood,” people mostly don’t. When the emotion of conflict takes over and the higher functioning parts of the brain have been hijacked, what we want is to be understood, to be seen […]

On Destiny and Birthright

It is tempting, in the midst of the big economic, social, and political changes going on now — not to mention human impacts on the earth itself, to want to turn and run, to protect what we have as individuals and play it safe. Isn’t that the smart thing to do? I know the feeling […]

The Arc: Living the Full Story of Your Personal Power

Let’s imagine a “storyboard;” you know, a series of images that are like a comic strip or a plan for a movie. Except this storyboard represents a series of important moments in your life, learning, and leadership work. What pictures would be there as the major turning points of your own story? And where, if […]