Leading Excellence – Learning from the Curry Magic

First, please watch this mind-and-body-boggling 57-second video. Maybe just ask: HOW???? Are you done shaking your head in disbelief? Come back onto your field of play. Maybe you pursue excellence at a trade or craft – speaking, mediating, inspiring, designing, building, teaching, or how about parenting? What can we learn about pursuing excellence? Incessant repetition. … Continued

Fight Putin

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Every morning in the bathroom, after I’ve done my meditation and writing, I say, “good morning Google.” and my speaker responds, “good morning, Danno.” I like that she refers to me the way my law school buddies did. I smile at her Artificial Emotional Intelligence (AIEI? EIEIO!). She tells me the time, the weather and … Continued

R2L Hiatus and Return

Dear Friends, I wrote my first R2L blog on March 1, 2000! For most of those 22 years I have written every Sunday night. In the last 2 years, I’ve gotten erratic. And I have been radio-silent for the past couple of months. So, what’s up? Well, I have been thinking, reading and writing a … Continued

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

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

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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