How many times have we left for work, fully intending to play the part of the ever-composed, quietly observant, always benevolent Jane Goodhall, only to find ourselves at the end of the day, flinging feces at our teammates in a primitive display of dominance and one-upmanship? “You cannot get […]
I have witnessed, up close, the heart of leaders who want nothing but the best for their organizations and share everything they can as soon as they can. I have seen the opposite as well. Leaders who hoard information. Leaders who leverage intelligence and news for their own benefit, high on the “sexy” drugs of status, secrecy and self-importance. I confess, I’ve been (am?) one of these leaders too.
Whether you have experienced “real life” external bullies or not, we all have this tendency to be our own bully. The question you have to ask yourself is. How long are you going to take it, before you say you’ve had enough?
One of the most profound things I have learned in recent years is that the most effective leadership posture I can assume is to strive to be a relentless servant leader who spends his time building into other leaders. This may seem intuitive, but many of us drive […]
Having contrarians in your daily life, at your dinner table and in your community can be maddening at times…but can we and should we try to live without them?
As someone who is trying to grow closer to others and sprinkle as much salt and light into the world as possible before I go, I am humbled. Dunbar’s number tells me a story.
During a hurricane, a baby lay trapped under a tree in an apartment complex. The baby was somehow, miraculously, left unharmed by that tree. However, this collage is not a collage about that baby necessarily, nor an apartment complex where we serve meals to the working poor and homeless […]