The worldwide outpouring of gratitude for the life of Nelson Mandela upon his death is testament not only to his role in leading South Africa out of Apartheid, it speaks to way he lead his life and the legacy he leaves the world. For all of his leadership accomplishments the one that resonates the most … Continue reading Mandela: A Practice of Transformation
December is an interesting month for people, the deluge of the Holiday’s, the wrapping up of another year, the anticipation of the next and the lingering question of what all of it means. Will I spend another year at this job? What changes are on the horizon? Will it be the same office party next … Continue reading Believing Without Seeing
One of life’s most disconcerting lessons to learn is that our experience in the world isn’t about reality and truths it is about the stories we tell ourselves are real and true. What we believe is happening in our lives is really nothing more than a story that we are making up about what is … Continue reading The Easy Way Out
I’m good at acting, but I may be more inclined to do something that I’m less good at and more interested in. The most dangerous thing is buying into the idea of what you’re supposed to be, the projection of what people think you are. If I’ve done the best I can do and my … Continue reading Just Because I Am Good At It, Doesn’t Mean I Love It
I found a story on American Public Media’s Marketplace fascinating. The interview discussed a recent paper by researchers at Stanford and Harvard that reveal that employers are more interested in what you may accomplish that what you already have. Essentially, people want to believe in the promise of what someone has to offer more than … Continue reading The Potential in All of Us
Ultimately the efficacy of a leader depends on his motivation. The intention one brings to the work they are doing directly correlates to the quality of the outcome he is producing. We have reached unprecedented unhappiness with the quality of political leadership in our country because the intention of most candidates is not to serve … Continue reading Are They Selling or Serving?
“Violence Leads Nowhere”; this is the phrase that stands out in the latest Facebook post sent to me by an Egyptian woman whom I came to know when I was in Cairo earlier this year. I was there speaking to and working with members of the various political parties on leadership at The American University … Continue reading Violence Leads Nowhere
It is no surprise that Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney once again has found himself in hot water over comments he made at a fundraiser. As discussed in previous articles, Romney’s propensity to “misstate” his positions comes less from jumbled words and more from a value system that isn’t always in sync with the majority … Continue reading Is 47 Percent Good Enough?