Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. – Leonard Cohen Every leader has cracks, imperfections in their personality. Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Eleanor Roosevelt, Gandhi, John F Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela – all had cracks. All the great contributors of our time had flaws. … Read moreFORGET YOUR PERFECT OFFERING
It’s been many years since my daughters were returning to school in early September. But I still get nostalgic this time of year. Maybe it stems from the years I started back to school as a child or taught university and looked forward to returning to the classroom. Or maybe it’s because my corporate year-end … Read moreCELEBRATE AUTUMN With THE OTHER EVEREST
A participant who attended one of my leadership programs earlier in the spring has been traveling with her daughter in Europe and sent me an email with a line that has not left me: “…while traveling I’ve had time to not think at all, just wonder and be amazed…” This put me into a reflective … Read moreAUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP The Strength of Your Presence Means Being Present to Life
Well, the professional hockey season is over and the Washington Capitals have the Stanley Cup. Congratulations to the team. But that is not the main story for many of the rest of us. Our story is composed of part magic, part luck, and what I like to call the “four qualities of heroic leadership.” Let … Read moreHeroic Leadership: Lessons From The Golden Knights – By Fr. Max Oliva, S.J.
There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn to live without judgement, so he sent them each on a quest to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away.The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in summer, … Read moreTHE SEASONS OF LIFE: The Art of The Long View
“You are a leader second. First, you are a human being.” – John Scherer I know from my own research, and my more than thirty years of experience in the leadership development field, that now more than ever, the world is in need of leaders who are committed to substance over superficial, character over charisma, and … Read moreREFLECTIONS ON THE OTHER EVEREST RETREAT