When Will I Live?

May 6, 2022

Two years ago, the height of Covid Lockdown, confined to my room (more or less), I had a eureka experience.  When I was fully engaged in the present moment, regardless of what I was doing, I was happy.  More or most experiences during lockdown were simple, very ordinary, and yet I wasn’t bored or unhappy. […]

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Do You Believe in Fairies?

March 26, 2022

Most of you taking the time to open this post are committed to live your life with a curiosity for discovering and/or uncovering a continuously emerging Better Self that engages with life’s circumstances with quiet and wise response, rather than with our habitual noisy reactivity. One of my earliest and fondest memories was the excitement […]

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Free to Choose

February 22, 2022

The ongoing practice of Mindfulness Meditation enables us to move along a spectrum, from a paradigm of separation to one of non-separation. By “separation” I mean we see ourselves as a subject in a world of objects. Non-separation is a world of impermanence, fluid interaction and life as process and relationships rather than a world […]

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I Don’t Mind

January 21, 2022

When J. Krishnamurti (A twentieth century Indian philosopher) was asked what his secret was to maintain his equanimity and happiness, he responded, “I don’t mind what happens”. Wow, I thought. On one hand, that felt so right to me from a developmental and mindful perspective. However, I could easily see how it could be misunderstood. […]

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Leading by Following the Raptors

June 18, 2019

To observe the evolution of the game of basketball and see which teams perform best now, are a good lesson for any organization and its leaders. Essentially they have evolved from groups of highly talented individuals to true teams. The game of “iso” (individual hero players taking over games in the last five minutes) has […]

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Designing the Rest of Your Life

February 20, 2018

THE CHALLENGE AND OPPORTUNITY The concept of “retirement” doesn’t make sense for many of today’s senior executives or business owners transitioning into another phase of their lives. These individuals are often between 55 and 65 years of age, healthy and financially secure, with another 10-20 productive years in front of them. This is a new […]

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Leading into and through Disruption

February 5, 2018

The pace of change is accelerating, and Digital Transformation (big data, internet of things, AI, etc.) is the primary engine accelerating this pace in businesses and organizations. More and more of us are becoming, or are already overwhelmed by a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) reality and finding it increasingly difficult or impossible to […]

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Executive Development: Wasted Potential in the Boardroom

October 16, 2017

Working with senior executive teams, I rarely hear complaints about the technical and business talent level of the individual members in the room. However, asking about the effectiveness of the team as a collective leadership body, to lead the implementation of strategy and change…that is a different story. Most of these executives will report that […]

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Coaching for Integration

May 9, 2017

Most of us have an innate drive toward health.  My doctor friends would tell me that the mind/body moves toward healing on its own, regardless of the interventions we engage in.  Effective interventions for promoting physical and mental health are the ones that unblock or pave the pathway for the natural healing process to occur.  […]

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Senior Executive Team Meetings, Often Resemble Junior High School Sock Hops

February 8, 2017

Mark Ridley delivered a fascinating TED talk a few years ago, titled, When Ideas Have Sex. He maintained that our species competitive advantage over other species has a lot to do with our ability to communicate ideas, which ideally meet and mate with other ideas.  This process gives rise to innovation and better ongoing adapting […]

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