Is anyone listening?

During this past Tuesday’s Being a Leader reading with two of my colleagues, we read slides related to authentic listening. This sentence showed me the depths to which I am not listening: This kind of listening requires you to be authentically committed to recreating...
The Discipline of Reflection

The Discipline of Reflection

Creating practices has been an integral part of my Dorrier Underwood training and I include them in my coaching with clients. What I’ve gotten clearer about over the last year is how a practice can interrupt “my drift”, that which reliably keeps me small, and has the...
When Strengths Become Limits

When Strengths Become Limits

I have been thinking about..and I invite you to think with me…the distinction Success Strategy/Winning Formula and styles of leadership/being in the world. Are they distinct, if so in what ways? What can we impact and what do we simply want to own and enhance?  A...

Fact vs Interpretation

I think I know the difference: Facts are what happens, and interpretations are the meanings I give to what happens. Except interpretations are not the meanings I give to what happens. The meanings simply arise. They exist automatically, with no effort—or...
Noticing Where You Get Stopped

Noticing Where You Get Stopped

Have you ever been in a conversation with a person who works for you or with a peer when something they say, or even some random facial expression hits you wrong? Maybe you have a history with the person that the moment evokes, or maybe the situation reminds you of...