Writings

Portals of Possibility

Portals of Possibility

Taking opportunities for small interventions gives each and every one of us the power to shift the systems we participate in.

Running hard, but not going anywhere?

Running hard, but not going anywhere?

When all the things calling for your attention get overwhelming, you can turn to your purpose (and set purposeful boundaries) to help you stay focused on what matters most.

An Invitation to Shapeshift

An Invitation to Shapeshift

Ensemble leadership is a doorway into cultivating the human capacity most needed in these times: to change, with humility, in response to a changing world.

Share the Mic!

Share the Mic!

Want to include all voices and surface the collective wisdom of your team? Use this simple agreement…

There’s an Antidote for That

There’s an Antidote for That

What if one of artists’ greatest contributions to society isn’t solely the art they produce, but the social technology of how they produce it?

Am I Doing This Right?

Am I Doing This Right?

When I lead trainings, I sometimes get to know the participants by asking them: What’s your greatest challenge as a leader right now?

Spread Out Like Polka Dots

Spread Out Like Polka Dots

Why does finding ways to be present and playful matter so much right now? And why is present and playful such a rare and valuable state, especially at work?

3 Traits of Ensemble Whisperers

3 Traits of Ensemble Whisperers

I’ve been geeking out on this for awhile, tracking the patterns of ensemble leadership out in the wild and in my own practice. I spent 15 years in dance companies, studying the culture that gives rise to such boundless creativity and moving works of art.

7 Signs That Hierarchy is Holding Back Your Changework

7 Signs That Hierarchy is Holding Back Your Changework

When you’re engaged in the messy, non-linear work of systems change, the very structure of your team and organization is a critical key that can either unlock radical change or keep you mired in the status quo.

Ensemble Lessons From Ted Lasso

Ensemble Lessons From Ted Lasso

Sometimes all you need is a little reminder to trust yourself… like an example of someone else courageously leading from the heart.

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