Having completed another “Other Everest” retreat for developing authentic leadership capacity last week, I have been relishing the experience. The group consisted of a remarkable collection of leaders from a variety of walks of life, committed to making a difference by being more authentic. A central theme of the time we had together was slowing … Read moreHOLIDAY GREETINGS: LESSONS LEARNED FROM OUR CANINE FRIENDS
I define engagement in the workplace as the desire and capacity of employees to go the extra mile to help their organization succeed while finding meaning and significance in the work they do. There are no doubt bad bosses and toxic work environments that deplete you, just as there are great bosses who inspire you. … Read moreRethinking Employee Engagement: What If It Isn’t About The Boss?
According to the Greek storyteller Aesop, a little mouse ran up and down a sleeping lion who awoke, grabbed the poor helpless rodent and opened his big jaws to swallow him. “Pardon, O King,” cried the little mouse, “Please forgive me. I promise never to climb on you again. And if you let me go, … Read moreFive Ways to Make Others Feel Valued – THE BIG VALUE OF SMALL
“Only when we learn to be humble about ourselves, can we begin to respect others.” – Lindsay Leigh … Read moreHow To Transform Suffering Into Service – Leadership In Action
The other day a flight attendant asked me if I was connecting. This is a good question to ask yourself every so often. “Are you connecting?” Life depends on connections, and the quality of your life depends on the quality of your connections. Every system depends on connections. Circulatory systems, nervous systems, organizational systems, ecosystems, … Read moreAre You Connecting?
A first-grade teacher recently told me of a sad trend among her students. At the end of the day, she stands in the playground waving good-bye as her kids climb into the backseats of their parents’ cars. As they excitedly scramble into the car seats she witnesses their enthusiasm as they can’t stop talking about … Read moreTHE IMPOVERISHMENT OF ATTENTION