Episode 97: Spiral Dynamics With Jon Freeman

Waiting four years to discuss Spiral Dynamics on my podcast is like waiting that long on a show about desserts before bringing up chocolate. Yes, Cindy Wigglesworth used Spiral Dynamics to help us make sense of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, but this week is our first in-depth exploration. And I’m excited to share it. […]

Episode 96: Three Ways To Be Happy (3-Minute Thursday)

Three ways to be happy is the topic of today’s 3-minute Thursday. My inspiration is Martin Seligman’s classic book, Authentic Happiness, which helped me cope through hard times and find joy and freedom in good times. Seligman describes the pleasure life, the engaged life, and the meaningful life. What are these and why do they […]

Episode 95: The Clean Tech Edge With Ron Pernick

The story of clean technology is invigorating. The story of global climate change is sobering. What quality of mind and what forms of deliberate practice are needed to hold both stories in place simultaneously—and remain mostly sane? I think about this question when I read about extreme temperatures, massive flooding, and drought…and then get in […]

Episode 94: You Can Practice Better Than That (3-Minute Thursday)

  You can practice better than that. Seriously. It’s time to raise the bar in organizations around how we practice leadership. That’s why we’ve looked at how to practice leadership directly and on-the-job. But what, you might wonder, are these an alternative to? What are the most common current methods for improving as leaders? Listen in […]

Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps With Jennifer Garvey Berger (Episode 93)

Unlocking leadership mindtraps. Up for it? I am. This week I’m excited to share another mind-stretching conversation with adult development expert Jennifer Garvey Berger. We discuss her new, shorter, faster, and easier book Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps: How To Thrive In Complexity. Once again, Jennifer helps me unpack, unlock and uncover some of the biggest questions […]

Episode 92: Practicing Leadership On-The-Job (3-Minute Thursday)

(Delayed due to technical glitch. The gorilla sat on my media server. I swear.) Practicing leadership on the job. It’s the single best way to improve what you do and who you are becoming as a leader. Practicing leadership on the job involves learning while you work. This is different from practicing leadership directly, the […]