Episode 86: Protecting Liberal Democracy & Living Virtuously With Theo Horesh

Protecting liberal democracy from fascism isn’t just important to the world, however imperfect, that we take for granted. It’s also a path to the virtuous life. I’ve had this intuition for some time. But sometimes it helps to have another person with clear thinking to shape that intuition into a framework for making sense of […]

Prevent Your Achilles’ Heel From Becoming Achilles’ Hell

Your Achilles’ Heel can guide you on a path to Achilles’ Hell. Or, you can master it and become a better leader, partner, parent, and friend. Let me explain how this works. If you’re human, you have flaws. And there is probably one big one that can screw up your career or, at the very […]

Episode 82: If You Can’t Join Them, Beat Them [The Amiel Show]

It’s September. In my part of the world, that means soccer. Soccer was my first love in life. In fourth grade, the year I picked it up, I played for three hours after school every day. In this brief episode, I tell a story from that year.  It’s a story of how a rag tag […]

Episode 77: Presence-Based Leadership With Doug Silsbee, Part 2 [The Amiel Show]

This is part two of my interview with Doug Silsbee about his important new book: Presence-Based Leadership: Complexity Practices for Clarity, Resilience, and Results That Matter. Part one is here. In this portion of the interview, Doug walks us through the core of his book: the nine window panes through which you can view leadership. It […]

Episode 76: Presence-Based Leadership With Doug Silsbee, Part 1 [The Amiel Show]

Doug Silsbee joins me this week to discuss his remarkable new book: Presence-Based Leadership: Complexity Practices for Clarity, Resilience, and Results That Matter. The book, like Doug himself, is a grounding presence, a heart-felt invitation, and a wise synthesis. He meets you where you are—offering practical insights and clever experiments to try—and calls you to sink […]

Episode 75: Stomping the Blues, Reimagining American Identity with Greg Thomas [The Amiel Show]

Fasten your seatbelts. This week, we’re going on a rollicking, rhythmic, high-minded, and heartfelt ride through the core of the American experience. Greg Thomas, our guide through the True but Partial Challenge on race, joins me again to steer us through this week’s journey. Or should I say: journeys? That’s how much territory we cover. […]