May 15th, 2013
This book is about questions and commitment. It’s about saying “Yes”: our agreements and commitments, the contracts we make with ourselves and each other. What happens when we reflect on questions about how we live, what we do, and why we do it? read more
December 05th, 2012
Holidays are a time to celebrate life with our family, friends, and co-workers. Yet for many of us holidays are a time of increased stress with performance requirements, consumers to satisfy and deadlines to meet.
“Why do many people feel so much more stress at this time of year? We tend to blame worsening traffic, crowded malls, and incessant commercials pushing holiday consumption, but a key culprit is our own memories, according to Ronald Nathan, PhD, clinical professor at Albany Medical College in New York. “When we think about the holidays, we dwell on the past and what went wrong, or we romanticize it and make it impossible to re-create,” he says.” Read more
What do you do to relax and enjoy this holiday season?
June 11th, 2012Work is love made visible, and when you work with love you bind yourself to yourself, to one another, and to God…and if you cannot work with love, but only with distaste then you should go sit at the gates of the temple and beg alms of those who work with joy.” -- from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
When I shared this quote with my Dad, who at the time was an active 84-year-old with a vivid memory of the depression and WWII, he said, “I like the first part, but I’m not so sure about the begging.”
The point is that people who work with love care enough about their work, themselves, and others to give, to commit their best.
April 23rd, 2012
Which takes more time and energy, simple acceptance of “what is” or resistance, staying safe and comfortable, while building barricades and fighting facts? What is happening in your life and in the life of your group? What are the assets that contribute to your success and the liabilities that keep you from realizing your full potential? read more
January 10th, 2012
What if every time you and your colleagues gathered for work this year you experienced complete understanding, a "meeting of the minds?" Clarity of purpose, presence and participation, acceptance? Focus, energy, enthusiasm, and altruism? The ability to sustain productive relationships in difficult times with people who have different perspectives? Authentic, responsive, and real, you work through your differences together. read more