Hey Leader: Take the first step

Back in 1989 I remember tenderly touching Jennifer’s swollen midsection and saying, “I think I’m going to hit the next person who says, ‘your life will never be the same.’” I knew having a child would change our lives forever – and I knew with a knowledge that would admittedly deepen over the years – … Continued

What If Your Greatest Achievement…

The Greatest Achievement of your life! What if the greatest achievement of your life is not something that you do yourself. Or to put it differently, what if the greatest achievement you’ll ever claim is someone else doing something great? It is simply a fact of our nature that we think of ourselves first. Neither … Continued

Why They Misunderstood What You Said!

Before reading this post, please bring to mind an important partnership, and one where you have stumbled in communication and/or currently have something you’ve been holding back, out of concern it won’t be heard well. What would you like to share with the other?  “Open communication” is the most frequently cited driver of great pairs. … Continued

Mastering Open Communication in your important dyads

  This week, I invite you to walk through an exercise in Leading by Two.  1. Recognize your partners: With whom are you Leading by Two? My partners and I have become quite clear that “Leading by Two” (LX2) describes not only a what – a relationship with a single essential partner – but it … Continued

A Radical Common Sense Way to Hit Your Goals

Maybe you have 2022 goals. Yay. Maybe you don’t. No big deal. In both cases, you may have trepidation. Self-doubt and some past disappointments with goal-setting may cause you to seriously doubt if you’ll hit your goals (or even stay after them), and you think:  So why set myself up for disappointment? But what if … Continued

The Secret to Peace in the Covid Holiday

Human nature is remarkably simple when you realize that feeling comes first. Therein lies the secret. Take covid.  Relative to covid – and all things – Homo sapiens live in three places. Homo sapiens look back to: Facts to see-think:  800,000 deaths in the US. Untold suffering and loss. Disruption. Here’s the simple part of looking back: Feeling(s)! For homo … Continued

Little Did I Know

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I published today a little combo piece. I teed it up with the power of a great quotation (“to be or not to be”), then with a Gandhi quote on the subtle yet highly efficient power of love. I suggest(ed) that if you have the paradoxically vulnerable strength to show your heart to those who … Continued

You Can Lead on Covid

 Ever wonder how a great quotation can be so meaningful? “To be or not to be…” Maybe because it’s the paradox:  common sense and uncommon wisdom. It reminds you of what you know, but it tells it to you in a way that flips your brain to completely change the way you think – and … Continued

An Antidote for Suffering Leadership – The Sequel

In my last post, I shared the inspiration and perspective I had received from reading Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning while I was in a period of suffering. Frankl gave me comfort. Then, when I shared both the suffering and the comfort, so many of you offered me further comfort, solidarity, and inspiration. I … Continued

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