Focus on the Big Questions and Avoid the Trivial

Do those things that incline you toward the big questions, and avoid the things that would reduce you and make you trivial. That luminous part of you that exists beyond personality – your soul, if you will – is as bright and shining as any that has ever been. Bright as Shakespeare’s, bright as Gandhi’s,…

Behind the Success

Last week I shared Liz Murray’s TEDx talk about falling in love with possibility and never giving up on what matters to you. This week I write about a second message in her talk that is equally important. At the beginning of the talk, Liz tells a story to illustrate that, while we marvel at…

Choosing Your Relationship To Challenge

Let’s face it, even if you are very skilled in the art of living, challenges come up both personally and professionally. Sometimes those challenges can feel insurmountable; other times a series of small challenges or obstacles add up to the point of overwhelm. It can feel like all you do is put out fires. So…

Leadership From the “Field”

This week Otto Scharmer, author of Theory U, and I are the speakers for a one-day leadership event in The Netherlands. We’ll both be talking about “leading from the field” as an emerging leadership paradigm. In the last few weeks as I’ve been preparing for this event, one of my colleagues mentioned that he had…

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