For the past few years, when it comes to doing any kind of work with teams and organizations, I’ve been increasingly drawn to the emergent and turned off by the planned and premeditated. To me, emergent potential is all about the possibility to disarm, reveal, become unapologetically candid, and fearlessly transparent. It is raw and
Here’s an invitation: Turn on the news for 10 minutes or read the front page of any major newspaper and get really still – relaxing your face and jaw, letting your belly go, feeling your feet on the ground, opening your eyes wide. What do you notice?
Twenty years ago, I made my debut as an organizational psychologist. Perhaps influenced by academics and my former life as an accountant, my envisioned ideal was a neutral, even stoic, helping professional. But I failed spectacularly; I have always had preferences and get very passionate around values, ethics and methods in organizations and leadership. I’m
“The opposite of Love is not Hate; it’s indifference.” – Elie Wiesel Last month, I wrote about The Awakened Takeover. Which is another way of saying I *dared* to articulate my deep intention and publish it for the world to see. And now…it has me by it’s teeth. In it, I included this call to
Last night I learned something I didn’t expect to learn about leadership from watching The Lost World: Jurassic Park. This lesson comes from an old adage: “Never bring home an injured baby Tyrannosaurus Rex.” First, replay this gripping scene in your mind’s eye: It was a dark and stormy night. Scientist Julianne Moore warned activist