Why “keeping it simple” is never easyJune 20, 2019
Writing the previous post brought to mind an amusing—but also highly pertinent—tale I read some time ago in the...0
Story is what connects unusual pairs of effective leadersDecember 6, 2018
In the previous post, I referenced my doctoral research—specifically my use of “unlikely pairs”. During those years, in fact,...
The value of processing your life’s experiencesApril 26, 2018
In the previous post, we looked at a personal story from Steve Jobs’, about “connecting the dots”. One of...
Finding idleness in the swimming poolSeptember 24, 2015
In the last post, I commented that the lifestyle of Pico Iyer—a travel writer who lives unplugged from nearly...
The longterm impact of Steve Jobs?May 7, 2015
Much of my life for the past two decades has involved leaders and their personal and organizational storytelling. Consequently,...
Heroes of modern leadershipMay 1, 2015
Every so often, probably a few times a year, I receive some sort of request to speak or write...
Systems thinking, liberal arts education, and learning languageSeptember 12, 2014
Systems thinking seems to be crossing my path these days. Or, is it perhaps my current mindset that causes...
Some life lessons from artistic pursuitsJune 27, 2014
Last week, I wrote of an example of deliberate practice from my past: studying theatre and performing with Bernard Uzan...
Following my curiosityJune 19, 2014
Steve Jobs’ story about his Reed College calligraphy class and “connecting the dots” got me thinking about whether I...
How to find your passionJune 12, 2014
This week, a friend sent me an article about why “follow your passion” is bad advice. The article cites...