If character is at the heart of effective leadership, do you have enough of what it takes to lead yourself and others?
Can You Be Bought?
In a world where success is so often defined by the external and expedient; where fear trumps love and a mindset of survival often trumps integrity, Can you be bought? Are your values for sale to the highest bidder? Living in alignment with our core values need not be a high drama proposition, but a [...]
True leadership is inclusive by nature, building bridges rather than walls through the gift of authentic connection. Rooted in respect, it holds space to acknowledge difference, while remaining aligned to its core vision and values. Born of integrity, it is courageous in thought, word and deed, willing to take risks and advocate for what is [...]
Me and My Shadow
The sun shining over endless fields of corn as the sun rose to meet the day, I walked in peaceful reflection, grateful for this season of joy and abundant growth. As my mind and body meandered along the path, I became aware of the shadow cast, at times looming large in front of me, while [...]
George the Cabbie: A Tale of Customer Service
Every now and then, a stranger crosses our path, sometimes just for a mere moment, and we catch a glimpse of greatness. We catch a glimpse of what it means to serve others with a glad heart, a lively spirit, and personal integrity. We catch someone 'getting it right' and we want to share their [...]
Living an Undivided Life
Recent years have fill filled with unearthing, rebirthing, and giving life to my own voice and dreams. Left brain (re)united with the right, it's been a season of learning to live an undivided life -- not just privately within my own heart and mind, but professionally, too -- allowing others to see and connect with my whole [...]
On the Question of Trust, Sharks, Users and Takers
So often I am reminded of a conversation I had with a long-term mentor of mine almost two years ago. "How do you discern who you can trust?" he asked. How indeed, I thought silently to myself. My answer then, as it remains, was that it was less important to know where others are coming [...]
Trust & Intentions, Part Deux
I keep thinking back to my conversation a couple of months ago with my long-time mentor and friend - the one who inspired the original post, Trust & Intentions. The words lingering in my mind long past their prime, I have continued to reflect on his central questions, "How do you know who and what [...]