Three questions on my mind today [new post]

It’s been over a month since I’ve shared a podcast episode or blog post. How are you doing? What questions are on your mind? Here are three questions that I’ve been wrestling/playing with in different domains of my life: Executive coaching. How can I support and challenge leaders to practice new conversations on the job? […]

Act In An Instant

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At certain times in life, it’s important to act in an instant—even if the results will be less than ideal. Consider the story of how I shaved my head for good. It was 2007. Julie and I were in the dining room of a condo in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, famous for its 18-foot-tall concrete sculpture of a troll […]

#WDS2014: Loving Nerds, Igniting Practice, and Growing a New Mind

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Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? —Mary Oliver It is called the World Domination Summit—or WDS for short—and billed as a three-day gathering for remarkable people living in a conventional world.   I signed up to lure my brother to Portland for a visit—and because […]

Book Notes: So Good They Can’t Ignore You

This is the first of what will be an ongoing series of notes about books I’m reading. I read about fifty books a year, mostly related to leadership, organizational change, and adult development. Rather than write book reviews, I want to experiment with sharing what I do naturally when I read, which is to take notes […]