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May 22, 2016

The traditional form of leading encourages a kind of co-dependency where subordinates look frequently to their super-ordinate (“the boss”) for riding instructions and the inevitable game plan.


In so doing, the capacity of individuals within the group or of the group a...

April 18, 2016

On internal chatter . . .

How many times have you left a meeting and hours later you are still turning over in your mind what you had wanted to say but hadn’t or find yourself ruminating over having not been at your most impressive?

This is not purposeful review, or pa...

April 5, 2016


An executive in an immersive, experiential leadership program that I facilitated – let’s call her Lydia (not her real name) – described to her colleagues in the program how she was now understanding that being leaderful back at work had little to do with what she had...

November 10, 2015


 A colleague asked me recently: "What am I to do when a 'hijacker' arises in the middle of an important group dialogue and seems oblivious to the thread being discussed or the tone and register in play". As a leader, or facilitator, it's helpful first to form a hypoth...

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