Read the Owner’s Manual

Recently I listened to an interview with a professional photographer as I focus on building my capability for my hobby and creative outlet, photography. As often happens, I made a connection from what I heard specific to photography, to how I can continue to improve as a leader. The professional photographer with years of experience... Continue Reading →

You Gotta Have Heart

Congratulations to the Golden State Warriors for winning the NBA Championship. Count me as one of the lifetime fans who suffered through all the bad seasons. This team had it all, great athletic ability along with selfless play, teamwork, and most of all heart. "Too slow, too small, can't shoot well enough, can't defend nobody.... Continue Reading →

An Evening with Peter Senge

Last night I attended an evening talk with Peter Senge at Saint Mary's College near my home. If someone asks me when I first discovered my passion for organizational development work, I point to Peter Senge's masterful book, The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization. That was 25 years ago. I still... Continue Reading →

Resonant Leadership

I recently finished reading the management business book, Primal Leadership. I have followed the authors, Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee for years connecting to their work on Emotional Intelligence. I enjoyed this book on several levels and do recommend it. Their leadership model is research-based and accessible. The six leadership styles they present are fully explained... Continue Reading →

Global Leadership Forecast

Just read the Global Leadership Forecast 2014/2015 prepared by the learning consulting firm, DDI and The Conference Board. Fairly standard for me to seek and read such a study with my professional focus on Organizational Development and Learning. I point this out because I am not the target audience for this study. In a perfect world,... Continue Reading →

A Symphony of Motion

I recently came across a short film on rowing that I first watched over 30 years ago.  It was a time of wood boats and wood oars full of character and life.  It was a time too of crew coaches speaking as philosophers. Thanks to YouTube I can add this gem to my blog.  I... Continue Reading →

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