Be A Leader. I Challenge You to Lead Your Own Life

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I challenge you to lead. To lead your own life, and be who you are. Take on something big. Put your stake in the ground for something that inspires you and moves you—something that doesn’t yet exist in your sphere.  To recreate and alter your reality, something that would make a difference. Do you ever stop and wonder—regarding the circumstances …

Elevate your leadership in work and life—a new science of leadership

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I just typed in “leadership” on amazon.com and found 200,000 entries! It seems that everyone has something to say about leadership. And yet looking at the world today, from business to government, leadership is missing. What’s more, it is missing that it is missing. More information, strategies, characteristics, styles to copy don’t make a leader. A new approach is required. …

Authenticity is Required

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Authenticity is a crucial, fundamental way-of-being required to be powerful and effective in business and life, and to lead. Authenticity is elemental to being free. The experience of being authentic can feel threatening—it opens us up to vulnerability.  Among its synonyms are honest, genuine, real, and true. Among its antonyms are fake, false, unreal, and phony. Why does it seem …

A World That Works for All of Us

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I just typed “leadership” into amazon.com and came up with over 200,000 books! Leadership is a hot topic these days and everyone seems to have something to say about it. Having read (or skimmed) my fair share of the leadership literature, and even dabbled in taking some leadership courses myself, I can safely say that for the most part, the …

What is

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  Westerner thinkers have long searched for meaning. Eastern sages have long dispelled meaning. This painting was given to me by a friend who had lived in a Zen monastery in Japan as a young man. The Roshi made it for him to ponder as his crucial next step towards enlightenment. My friend translated it in this way: “Everything drops …

Your Word is your bond

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In 2012, I wrote: “People in an organization must collaborate, coordinate their actions, count on each other. They must operate beyond excuses, reasons, and justifications for why something did or did not happen. When people relate to their word as their bond, then they do what they said they would do and they insist on the same from others.  Relating …

Leading in the Zone®

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Leading in the Zone is about the impossible. Each of us relies on certain strengths, talents, and skills to succeed. This is how we produce all our successes. What is not so obvious is that these same powers also define what is possible and what is not, what can and cannot be done.   While providing results, they also limit–an invisible barrier …