Inspired Personal Leadership

Reflections on seeing & leading differently...

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Every week or so, sometimes more often, I write a thought piece about some aspect of seeing differently – in life, in relationships, in work and our engagement with the world. Please feel free to search by category, using the tools on the right, or just browse to your heart’s content. Your comments make all of this rich with your ideas and insights.  Enjoy!

The antidote to ugly

I can't remember a time in my life when ugliness has been so prevalent, so in my face. The daily barrage of pure, unadulterated ugliness somehow unnerves me and leaves me in a constant state of uncertainty. I'm not talking about crime and violence. I know what to do...

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In service of what?

Research (and lots of it!) tells us that how we think about happiness and success is backward; that happiness is not the result of success, but rather, success is the result of happiness. So, is the pursuit of happiness, along with the pursuit of our dreams and...

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Is this what you intended?

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life.” ~ Mary Oliver I've been listening to you very intently for a while now, and here's what I've heard... For many of you, your experiences have given birth to an idea, something quite marvelous...

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Vision = Life… Really?

For much of my life, I didn't know I was doing it. When my best high school buddy (who I thought saved my life) was sure he was a loser, I saw him as insightful and loving and fearless - and that is the person he saw in my eyes during our late night conversations. He...

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In the absence of vision

I'm sitting on the pretty outdoor patio of a local restaurant, noticing. The food is decent. The service is what you'd expect. The surroundings are nicer than most. Yet, something is clearly missing. There's no life here, no sense of purpose, nothing they are trying...

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The One-Minute Therapist

You are probably familiar with Albert Einstein's definition of insanity: "Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." We quote it, laugh at it, and nod our heads knowingly when we hear it. Then, we do exactly what he described. We do the...

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