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Reflections on seeing 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 irony of change

While working with a remarkable gathering of leaders and life changers this past week, I was reminded of a post from many years ago that still speaks to one of the central ideas that guide any person or organization seeking change. All of the other paradoxes of change... read more

How do they do it?

If you have ever had the good fortune to experience authentic leaders and life changers in action, you probably noticed a number of ways they are different. They seem to have a different way of seeing, thinking and being. They easily see (and focus on) what is right... read more

3 Questions

This week’s blog is simple. I want to ask you three questions and I want to ask you to share your answers where others can see. I want you to come back here and see what others have written. I want you to feel the community around your answers and be community... read more

Thriving is a state of mind

Thrive: “to grow vigorously; to flourish” ( Thriving businesses and organizations are active, engaged and full of movement and growth.  Their energy is irresistible. We want what they’re drinking, to be part of what they are... read more

You just got schooled

This country got schooled this week by Emmanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina. This is the church where Dylan Roof murdered nine people during a weekly Bible study. We got schooled by people whose history (and present-day experience) of oppression, violence... read more

Leaping into new territory

 I know, everything is not the opposite of what we thought was true, but it is amazing how much of the really transformative stuff is.  Like the new definition of strengths, which distinguishes between what energizes you and what you’ve simply learned to do... read more

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