Some of the best work I’ve seen on resilience is from one of my teachers, Doug Silsbee. Re-reading it today I wondered, “who else might be interested in Doug’s Six Practices for Leadership Resilience?” Here they are, for you.
So You Want to Write a Book
Congratulations! It’s exciting to recognize, admit it, and begin to move toward your dream. You can do it! I’m not a “real writer” although I did publish a book. Thanks to writer’s groups I met through meetup.com, and trial and error, and innumerable web searches, the resources I found most helpful are here, for you. The […]
Distraction – Focus
Perhaps one of the funniest posts I’ve read about what it’s like to sit down to write. Or meditate. Or do anything, really. “To write, you need to focus. You can write anywhere – in a coffee shop, at your dining room table, on the train – but you need to concentrate on the words […]
The Bravery to be Imperfect
“What I thought for so long required work on level of confidence, perhaps shifts to work on being brave/ comfortable with imperfection!” This insight, from a mother of girls and boys, was inspired by a TED Talk by Reshma Saujani To hold on tightly to a need for perfection, or to be brave and comfortable with […]
Mindfulness and Meditation
Stress is everywhere some days. Focus? Elusive. A proven strategy for resilience and focus is meditation, one I use and recommend often to others, and that others share with me. Here are a few: From colleague Erin Owen, About Meditation From a big four partner: guided mediations with a purpose ranging from under 5 minutes […]
Engineering + Design = Anything is Possible
One of my clients is on crutches following an athletic injury. “Wouldn’t it be great if there was a streamlined version of crutches, something closer to hiking poles?” a friend of his wondered aloud. My client is a hard-core engineer who realizes the functional dynamics of both crutches and hiking poles. He is mechanics. His friend […]
Mantra to reframe your next conflict: Conflict exists because change needs to happen. What needs to change? A perspective, a viewpoint, an attitude, a feeling, a thought? Something else? What’s the worst that can happen? How about the best that can happen? What’s possible?
You can't please all of the people all of the time
Feedback is a gift. On the other hand, it can be difficult to hear. And sometimes you have to wonder . . . . If you’ve ever had feedback that made you say, “Hmmmm?” know that you’re not alone. It happens to the rest of the best too. For proof that you’re not alone, check […]