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Sound sleep = social justice

With a few notable exceptions, the way problems are solved is frantically, desperately, reactively, and badly. In writing about the...

When do we need more than justice?

As we try to make a difference through "social impact" or work for "social justice," we might be wise to pause and reflect on the words...

Never "check" email.

Smarter people than me have been saying this for a long time. I'm writing this to remind myself and to confess to those of you who know...

"Go make a ruckus."

"You have everything you need to make magic," Seth Godin writes in The Practice. "You always have. Go make a ruckus." We each have the...

Young people aren't "cream" to be skimmed

Young people are not "cream" that might be "skimmed" off the top of whatever grouping you're comparing to fresh milk. Nor are they "just"...

Disrupting caste is a spiritual endeavor

Isabel Wilkerson, in her book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, states, "That any of us manages to create abiding connections...

Trust + Conflict = Creative Genius

A review of Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull “Trust the process” may not be the first thing you associate with creative enterprises....

Was old Fezziwig the best manager ever?

I've been enjoying one of our family Christmas traditions: reading Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol with our kids before we watch the...

Why, what, and how are not the same

As we strategize and plan to turn strategies into actions, we risk conflating why with what and how. And if we fail to make those...

You can't coach people you don't know

Knowing your team members well enough to know what currently motivates them and what their abilities are is a critical prerequisite to...

"Mission first, people always."

“Mission first, people always.” Mark Horstman, from Manager Tools, recently shared this quote in response to a question he’s frequently...