Category Archives: Beyond the Edge

On Worthiness

In many ways, wor­thi­ness is the very first and the very last top­ic of lead­er­ship. From the start a leader is some­one who is con­cerned with know­ing and rely­ing upon his or her self-val­ue. With­out it the per­son who wants to lead, to cre­ate change, to bring peo­ple togeth­er around a new idea or movement […]

On Misfits and Outcasts

Yes­ter­day as I was writ­ing my last post I for­got some­thing — from the con­ver­sa­tion I was hav­ing with a friend about her des­tiny. As we con­tin­ued to talk, what also came out was the sense that those who hon­or and fol­low their unique paths may also have to endure con­sid­er­able lone­li­ness and a sense […]

On Valuing Your Unique Life Path

I did an inven­to­ry the oth­er day of the kinds of issues clients have brought me over time. Here are some of them: Sur­vival in the role of leader Effec­tive­ness in work­ing with oth­ers, par­tic­u­lar­ly trou­ble­some per­son­al­i­ties, oth­er peo­ple who are in denial, and those who have more pow­er Liv­ing in high con­trol, high risk cul­tures Trying […]

Who Do You Speak For?

It’s a ques­tion I’ve been ask­ing oth­ers late­ly and also of myself. If lead­er­ship involves help­ing ful­fill a felt need, then what is the need and who are those who have it? Aung San Suu Kyi, locked up in her house or in prison for most of the last twen­ty years, nev­er­the­less speaks for those […]