What is Leadership?

What is Leadership?

At Dorrier Underwood, our whole staff is studying A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix by Edwin Friedman. Each of us is writing what we are seeing and sharing those writings to bolster one another’s learning. This is one of those essays, by...
Getting Real about Success and Failure

Getting Real about Success and Failure

There is no success or failure, just what works and what doesn’t work. Werner Erhard For me, that is almost not gettable. I know I have success and failure–just ask me, or ask my reaction. When the big deal comes through or falls through, when the client says...

Listening With Your Heart

Tom knows a lot.  He seems to know more about technology, websites, program language and how to make it all work than anyone else I know.  His sentences spew an alphabet soup of acronyms.  He’s a consummate technologist. Sitting around...
Giving Generously

Giving Generously

The most joy-full moment of my day (so far) depended on staying up until 12:30 last night, a big, 17-year old, beat-up cooler that I can still rely on to keep food cold for lengthy periods of time, and outstretched arms attached to bodies with smiling faces, glad and...
An Act of Love

An Act of Love

I have been walking around for the past few days smiling at nothing, smiling at everything. Our kitchen now has a sink and running water, and nearly finished floors, and as of this evening walls that are smooth enough for me to paint. And I love the look of how it’s...