Writings

There’s an Antidote for That

There’s an Antidote for That

There's an Antidote to ThatDoes your team or institution suffer from the woes of the machine mindset? Our current work environments are often influenced by a mindset that sees humans as cogs in a machine; our value tied to our capacity to produce.  This ubiquitous...

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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