Tag Archives: poetry
The Poetry of Questions (and Vice Versa)
March 2023 When we look at how inquiry-is-change — how inquiry-and-change is a simultaneous moment in human systems — we start seeing the power of it. It is something I’ve called ‘the exponential inquiry effect’ to indicate how our first … Continue reading
Leadership Library Review — “Proud AND Critical: And-Thinking Applied to Critical Race Theory” by Barry Johnson (Polarity Partnerships, September 2021)
October 2021 If we merge mercy with might, and might with right, then love becomes our legacy and change our children’s birthright…./For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it./If only we’re brave enough to be … Continue reading
Returning to the Office: Whether, When and How?
May 2021 “[Microsoft] plans to remove restrictions only once the virus acts ‘more like an endemic virus such as the seasonal flu,’ an executive wrote.” In the U.S. and some other parts of the world where Covid-19 vaccines have been … Continue reading
Leading in the Bardo
April 2021 The rupture of bardo inevitably leads to whatever is next…Impermanence is not just an illuminator of loss. It is an illuminator of newness, the ever-unfolding present moment and its creativity. –Pema Khandro Rinpoche Springtime as Bardo At this … Continue reading
Lift Up Your Mojitos: Dessa’s “Who’s Yellen Now?”
February 2021 She’s the first that’s led The Council of Economic Advisers, Tresh and the Fed, She needs a three-sided coin that always comes up heads To put the triple crown down when she goes to bed Janet Yellen’s back! … Continue reading
Leadership Library Review — “Beginning” in “Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words” by David Whyte
January 2021 A collection of short essays that is astounding in its loveliness and profundity all the way through, Consolations (Many Rivers, Rev. 2019) is one of those books that can always speak to me at any moment – as … Continue reading
Leadership Library Review — A Trifecta of Soul Balms: Three Books for Autumn in the Pandemic
September 2020 “Joy is the kind of happiness that doesn’t depend on what happens.” –David Steindl-Rast A Trifecta of Soul Balms: Three Books for Autumn in the Pandemic Are you nervous about the fall and winter? I am. Perhaps like … Continue reading
For Leaders, What Does “Planning” Look Like Now?
May 2020 For Leaders, What Does “Planning” Look Like Now? Whether we choose to adopt this perspective or not, we humans are being individually and collectively transformed – as a species – by the Covid-19 global phenomenon. The pandemic is … Continue reading
Leadership Library Review – “The Black Swallowtail” by Mary Oliver
October 2019 “The Black Swallowtail” by Mary Oliver What are the big take-aways? Last week, I celebrated the 10th anniversary of my business by hosting a party in Montpelier for local friends and clients of my leadership development practice. It … Continue reading
Leadership Library Review — Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems
May 2018 Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems edited by Phyllis Cole-Day and Ruby R. Wilson (Grayson Books, 2017) What are the big take-aways? The beauty of this book is that the editors have taken the time to … Continue reading
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