Embracing Limitations

You never want a serious crisis to go to waste… it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before. - Rahm Emanuel, mayor of Chicago Learning to be creative within the confines of our limitations is the best hope we have to transform ourselves, and collectively, transform our world. - Phil…

When you don’t know what you don’t know

I recently watched a Chautauqua lecture by Dev Patnaik, CEO of Jump Associates and author of Wired to Care. His topic was hybrid thinking. One of the things in his talk that really spoke to me for transformational leadership and coaching was his distinction between complex problems and ambiguous problems. Patnaik defined a complex problem as one…

Transformational Leadership: Working From the Inside Out

This week I was in Bucharest to speak at the ICF (International Coach Federation) Romania conference. Then I flew to The Netherlands where I am now for speaking and teaching engagements for the next two weeks. What strikes me again and again as I travel is that regardless of where I am, and whether the…

The Transformational Leadership Treasure Map

Everywhere I go, I hear people telling a similar story: we started out focusing on one goal, but then that got replaced by another, and then we were sidetracked by an unexpected challenge, and then our funding changed, and then... Chances are you have your own version of this story. More today than ever before,…

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