Crocuses in the Mud

After a happy, turbo-charged few months, I’ve found myself in a bit of a slump. I feel dull, out of profundities, and very in touch with mortality. A couple people in my orbit have died, [...]

Three Cheers for Incompetence

Maybe you are familiar with the model that outlines four stages of learning: Unconscious incompetence: I don’t know what I don’t know Conscious incompetence: I’m trying to learn, and it’s hard! I’m mostly making mistakes [...]

There Is No Recipe

I was with a leader yesterday who’s making some big decisions. They are struggling with feeling like a failure. After years of investment in their work, it’s clear things are not going to turn out [...]

This Gift Won’t Cost You Any Money

After all my years of working with groups and coaching leaders, there’s something that remains astonishingly rare—good listening skills. I realized several years ago that I was a crappy noticer. My epiphany came while playing [...]

What Kind of Emotional Wake Do You Leave?

One of the most impactful things I’ve heard in the last several years is Jill Bolte Taylor talking about the stroke that left her without language for many months. She was completely unable to even [...]

Can You Find Some Wiggle Room?

I’m reminded again this week that life is short. Someone else in my orbit passed away suddenly. We weren’t in one another’s close circles but have mutually admired one another for several years. A few [...]

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