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Developing Your Bench

One of the seminal myths in Greek mythology is the story of Apollo and his mortal son, Phaeton. I wi...

A Master Class in Feedback

Every year, 25 to 30 aspiring singers participate in local auditions for the New York Metropolitan O...

Getting ‘Unstuck’

Early Arthurian legend said that “the land and the king are one.” In most of the versions, start...

In Praise of Dust

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze...

How to Listen (It’s Not Easy)

Back in 2013, I wrote here about a group of practitioners’ consensus on listening as a powerful un...

The Business Value of Listening

In 1993 (still the dark ages for technology), I was VP of sales for a patient education publisher in...

Changing of the Guard

Last month, all over the country, we experienced a change in leadership. With the elections behind u...

The Mindful Leader

Mindfulness as a leadership concept is becoming trendy. I worry when something this foundational bec...

What’s Your Story?

I am working this week in Kosovo, facilitating a leadership development workshop. The recent history...