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We’ve Been to the Moon, Now It’s Time for an Earthshot

We’ve Been to the Moon, Now It’s Time for an Earthshot

We have gone to the moon: now we need to take care of our earth.  This is where we live, and this is what we are made of, earth and its life forces, our biology. An earthshot is to say YES! to a future we love, here on this earth, amongst all of us that inhabit […]

All Rules Come with Standards and Principles You Didn’t Set—With Principles-based Choosing, You Set All Three

All Rules Come with Standards and Principles You Didn’t Set—With Principles-based Choosing, You Set All Three

As I described in an earlier post, one way to be more resilient is to shift from thinking about rules to standards and principles.  John Rawls, a moral and political philosopher, highlighted in his book, A Theory of Justice, the differences amongst the terms rules, standards, and principles. Rules are straight lines, asking yes/no questions, looking for […]

Collaboration across boundaries: If not us, then who? If not now, then when?

Collaboration across boundaries: If not us, then who? If not now, then when?

Meet April 11-14 with leaders from around the globe exploring the micro inner work, macro outer systems, meso organizational performance, and how the agreements we make at these levels influence the experience we have and the impacts we achieve.  Collaboration is serious work.  Co-hosted by Intergen and the Money&Business Partnership, this 4-day event (11-14 April 2021) guides your deep dive […]

Everything Stems from Your Purpose

Everything Stems from Your Purpose

Everything is energy, and every thing requires energy. Einstein showed that matter–a thing–equals energy. A lot of it. E=mc2. Or m=E/c2. When we value something, we want to connect to it. The word we use, value, comes from the Latin valere for be strong, be worth. Connecting to this value gives us purpose. Purpose comes […]

Flourishing at Work

Flourishing at Work

According to a recent Gallup study, “Only 15% of the world’s one billion full-time workers are engaged at work.” 85% are not! How did this happen? What can we do about it? My colleague Tyler VanderWeele, professor and Director of the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University, shares his recent research on flourishing at work […]

Gratitude to Awesome Cohosts — My EGADE MBA Strategy Class F2020

Gratitude to Awesome Cohosts — My EGADE MBA Strategy Class F2020

I was very fortunate to be able to invite some amazing leaders to visit with my “Strategy in Organizations” class in the EGADE Business School del Tecnológico de Monterrey program this past Fall 2020. Purpose — Grateful to Jay Harris for speaking about his experience in leading with the power of purpose. Leadership Ethics — Really enjoyed […]

Your Full-lumens Diet

Your Full-lumens Diet

Your daily ritual. You are a calorie burner, and you are a creative being. You burn calories and lumens, the creative energy. For both your calorie and lumens burning, which are outflows, you need nourishment or inflows. Choosing what you put into your body is also known as a diet. While many think a lot […]

Leader: Know, Love, and Inspire Your People — Recommended Reading

Leader: Know, Love, and Inspire Your People — Recommended Reading

Taking my own leadership to the next level, to where it HAS TO BE for the work that it is mine to do. Hard questions of what I need to take on.   I just finished reading the book “Leader: Know, Love, and Inspire Your People” by Katy Granville-Chapman and Emmie Bidston, walking me through simple exercises with lots […]

The State of Art of Collaborative Networks: Recommended Readings

The State of Art of Collaborative Networks: Recommended Readings

With almost 2 decades of experience in funding and deeply engaging in collaborative networks for systems change, our colleagues are sharing their observations. Our colleague Jennie Curtis at the Garfield Foundation shares her insights from 16 years of leading foundation support for #collaborativenetworks of #systemschange — Digging Out of Philanthropy’s Entrenched Practices Institute for Strategic Clarity CHOICE Fellow Ruth Rominger, who […]

Saying YES! with Christian Ray Flores — Podcast Interview

Saying YES! with Christian Ray Flores — Podcast Interview

Yes! Saying Yes!, a Big YES! to your life, to your work, to your contribution to a future you care about, makes all the difference. I am grateful to Christian Ray Flores and his team at Third Drive for hosting me on their podcast in this fun exploration of why saying Yes! to human creativity drives success, what we […]

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