Remembering September 11, 2001

It was a gorgeous late summer day in New York City. I had been out to walk my dog in Riverside Park and was settling in for a full day of voice teaching. Seems like a lifetime ago that teaching opera and Broadway singers in New York was my career. A few minutes after 9…

Creating the Space for Transformational Leadership

I was just watching psychologist Hedy Schleifer's TEDxTelAviv talk on The Power of Connection. She speaks quite beautifully of three aspects of connection between people in relationship: the space, the bridge, and the encounter. Her model can serve us in Transformational Leadership in a powerful way. And, in fact, in the end of this 20-minute…

Pulling the Plug

I am on vacation this week--what a gift. I'm on the beach on the Gulf of Mexico side of the Florida peninsula, in a quiet little village on an island. As I write, I am looking out at the turquoise blue waves rolling up onto the white sandy beach. Heaven. I come here every spring…

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