The limitations of thinking. One of the challenges in communication is in cutting through our assumptions.Every relationship that goes beyond a simple transaction is fraught with potential challenges, confusion, and hurt feelings.Our thoughts are a big reason why this is so true. When … [Read more...] about Surface Your Assumptions
What do you mean?
Intent vs. Impact Whenever I enter into a situation where there is confusion and conflict within a team, I look for the gap between the intentions and the impacts of what people say.What does that mean?Most people who are working on a project have to work collaboratively with a team of … [Read more...] about What do you mean?
Dealing with the fear
Feelings. What is your relationship to emotions?Are you able to be aware of what you're feeling as you read this? If so, then congratulations.You're fairly unusual.Tasha Eurich, the author of Insight, says, “Our data reveals that 95 percent of people believe they are self-aware, but the … [Read more...] about Dealing with the fear
Just this. Here is one of my favorite W.S. Merwin poems, in which he encourages all of us to pay more attention. Just this. Just this, this room where we are. Pay attention to that. Pay attention to who's there. Pay attention to what is known there. Pay attention to what … [Read more...] about Pay attention
Charisma as a Leadership Tool
What is charisma? What makes a leader charismatic?And what do we even mean by charisma?If you've been following the war in Ukraine, you've noticed that Zelensky has proven to be a valuable and influential, charismatic leader, despite not having a background in leadership or … [Read more...] about Charisma as a Leadership Tool