Seemingly Disempowered: Active Hope

As a child, my father often criticized me for being too idealistic.He said my expectations were too high, that I would live a lifetime of disappointment and should learn to be more realistic and lower my expectations.I couldn’t do it.I have an abiding vision of...

Judging Judgments?

In my consulting work, I often get the privilege of helping leaders and teams enhance their interpersonal and collaboration practices. Recently, I was observing a team of leaders I’ve been working with for a long time, negotiate a prickly subject during one of their...

Using Force to Destroy or Protect

When I was 13, my younger sister and I came across a couple of neighbor boys throwing rocks at a bat lying injured on the ground.Outraged, my little sister flung herself at them and began pulling them away in order to protect the bat.I helped.Backing away, these boys...