ON MY MIND: The Wisdom of Chickens

ON MY MIND: The Wisdom of Chickens

Chickens? Wisdom? Give me a chance to explain. When I’m working with leaders I often find myself coming back to three words of advice inspired by author Greg McKeowen – “protect the asset.” He wrote: The best asset we have for making a contribution to the world is...
FROM MY BOOKSHELF: Think Again by Adam Grant

FROM MY BOOKSHELF: Think Again by Adam Grant

The old saying, “seeing is believing” doesn’t really describe how we operate as humans. If you’ve spent any time with me in a workshop, you’ve probably heard me tell a favorite story that challenges this conventional wisdom. There’s this elderly couple. The wife Ethel...
ON MY MIND: Becoming an Adult

ON MY MIND: Becoming an Adult

In a blog about “post-traumatic growth,” I explored how our most painful life events can positively shape us as people and leaders. Healing from trauma requires that we see ourselves as capable of growing – even transforming — during the course of our adult...
ON MY MIND: Post-Traumatic Growth

ON MY MIND: Post-Traumatic Growth

“In some ways suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning.” —Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning I’ve always been interested in self-repair – the ways in which we put ourselves back together after things fall apart. Over the last...
ON MY MIND:  The Lifeblood of your Team

ON MY MIND: The Lifeblood of your Team

Imagine your team is a living organism — one whose health relies on a network of pathways that carry all the necessary nutrients to its various parts. Now imagine that the lifeblood of your team is made up of requests and promises. Think about this for a moment: There...