We are built for distraction and grow into listening (May 6, 2020 issue)

Hi Friends, I hope you enjoy this week’s actionable insights. Hit Reply and let me know what you think. Reader comments on the personal story I told last week Hilary Bradbury, Principal of AR+ Foundation, writes: “Sharing your experience of bullying is important. Bullying is pervasive and an important window on how to use power. […]

This high school experience is why I help some leaders gain power and others use it responsibly

Hi Friends, This week: a personal story about power and my heart, what I’m reading, and a marital example of minimum effective dose. Hit Reply and let me know what you think. Why I help some leaders gain power and others use it responsibly I’ve never shared this publicly. In high school, by outward appearance, […]

Three conversations to create pockets of certainty amidst Covid-19

Hi Friends, I call this a burst of timely wisdom. But you tell me. Is it timely? See any wisdom? Hit Reply and let me know. Why does uncertainty feel so painful? The uncertainty we all feel due to Covid-19 is gigantic in scale and enormous in emotional impact. As my seven-year-old might say, it’s […]

Women leaders’ double bind in one graph

women leaders

Hi Friends, Here’s something I sketched a while back. It’s based on stories I heard from clients and interviews from the podcast. What this says: women leaders who thrive walk a fine line between being too assertive and not assertive enough. Men typically have more leeway. What this is: an orienting generalization. It offers a valuable […]

Three ways in complex times to ensure you’re in the same conversation with others (April 2, 2020 issue)

Hi Friends, I hope you find this week’s actionable insights relevant to your life in these complex times. Hit Reply and let me know what you think. Covid-19 and the end of the Billionaire/Navy Seal exemplar In books about leadership and high performance, billionaires and Navy Seals are everywhere. This billionaire shows you how to optimize […]

Seven pivotal conversations to have this week with colleagues and family

Seven conversations

Dear Friends, Surreal and uncertain times call for deep attention to what conversations we have, with whom, and why.  Here are seven conversations you may find valuable having with your family, team, and colleagues this week while working from home. Hit Reply and let me know what you think or which you may try. When […]