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The Layoff Parade

The Layoff Parade

The Layoff Parade It’s easy to be frightened by headlines about a potential recession and a mass layoff of tens of thousands of people. And this fear is always alerting us to prepare for the next disaster in our external world.  The fear is being projected across the...

Sacred Listening

Sacred Listening

Sacred Listening Sacred listening means we speak from the heart and share ourselves without censoring ourselves or worrying about how we are perceived. The listener listens with an open heart and suspends judgment. Understanding our questions allows us to not only...

Clarity Delivers Meaning

Clarity Delivers Meaning

Clarity is Foundational to Communication Clarity opens our path of understanding. Conscious communication is becoming increasingly important because it is about a two-way exchange, which is often foreign to many. Imagine a world without audiences, unless you are at a...

Time to Truly Listen?

Time to Truly Listen?

When we practice being present with one another, we truly appreciate, listen, and connect in beautiful and extraordinary ways. But it takes a lot of practice to reach this state. Building trusted relationships take a great deal of effort and investment. Life can...

Being Real is Foundational

Being Real is Foundational

On Being Real Being real is the foundation of the world we are creating. And that’s very different than where we have been. Being real means, we open ourselves up and a skill that will be far more key is our ability to have tough conversations about what matters....

Organizational Bullshit Scale

Organizational Bullshit Scale

Organizational Bullshit Persception Scale A group of five academics from South Africa to Canada, Italy and Finland conducted a study evaluating the psychometric properties of the Organizational Bullshit Persception Scale and even gave it an acronym, OBPS. The...

Beyond Rhetoric, There is A Field

Beyond Rhetoric, There is A Field

Today's World of Rhetoric Rhetoric is defined as the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing. And today rhetoric is simply language designed to have a persuasive effect on people. But too often lacks in sincerity or meaning. Politicians deliver rallying...

Simply Showing Up as Leaders

Simply Showing Up as Leaders

There is a saying about leaders that is attributed to many cultures and people (we’re not sure of the source) that says, the fish stinks from the head. I always thought it was a Yiddish saying but someone shared that it was Rumi in The Third Book of Masnavi who wrote,...

What Are Your Courageous Questions?

Do You Have Courageous Questions? This is our time to feel into our humility and be willing to ask courageous questions that we wouldn’t consider asking before. When we live in constant change, we need to be adaptable and curious.  And since all of us are leaders in...

Two-Way Dialogue Takes Heart

Two-Way Dialogue Takes Heart

From One-Way to Two-Way Dialogue Two-way dialogue is the future. But in the meantime, have you ever found yourself listening to a monologue when you expected to have a conversation? And I don't mean listening to an inspirational speaker our company hired to talk at...

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