The importance of slowing down to reflectOctober 14, 2022
Over the past few posts, we have seen that Nelson Mandela’s quiet reflection in his prison cell led to a...0
Time for reflection and good wishesDecember 29, 2017
As I often do this time of year, I am taking a week off from writing the blog. My...
To slide or not to slide: reflections on PowerPointOctober 11, 2017
This week, I was thinking about writing something more about our recent themes—polarization, the power of story, or the...
I will miss Lucy KellawayAugust 9, 2017
My post today is a bit of a departure from the sort of topic I usually write about. It...
But can he run a country?January 27, 2017
There is a scene near the beginning of the movie Invictus in which a newly-elected President Nelson Mandela leaves home for his morning...
Hillary Clinton’s failure was as a storytellerDecember 16, 2016
As we saw in our previous post, Barack Obama used his personal stories—uplifting and aspirational tales garnered from his own...
The stories we shape will also shape usJune 23, 2016
This week, one of my favorite reflections about storytelling—from the recently departed British novelist Terry Pratchett (1948-2015)—came to mind:...
The best speeches have elements of improvisationMay 30, 2016
After last week’s post, I did some more reading about Barack Obama’s use of the teleprompter. It turns out...
Association and assimilationApril 29, 2016
The coaching I do with individuals often involves sifting through their life experience in an effort to identify their...
Unexpected revelations from withinApril 22, 2016
Every so often, I make a discovery—have a revelation, as some would say—that really should not be one. In other...