Monthly Archives: December 2013

Season of Belief

Many have written about the stresses of the holidays, how the time calls up unruly expectations, uncomfortable memories and unresolved losses. All of that is true, and yet as I write this evening, it also seems to hold an acute irony. This is a season of belief and giving, isn’t it? But the one person […]

On Self-Confrontation

One could almost say the heart of reflective leadership is the capacity for self-confrontation. It is not really a skill. It is more a “psychological move,” a mental and emotional re-positioning to look very honestly at oneself and one’s situation. Without it, we have no way to accurately judge or respond to situations, especially when […]