Tag Archives: Self-reflection

Leaders are humans

Early in my career I was in a front line management job.  I had a small team, and interacted with each of them on a daily basis.  I was full of thoughts about how senior management and executives were ineffective, … Continue reading

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This precious life

Precious: of great value; not to be wasted or treated carelessly; beyond price. As I move through this process of cocooning, one of the things I am working on is owning my gifts.  Nancy, my coach, encouraged me to practice … Continue reading

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Cocooning

There is a name for the process I am engaged in – Cocooning. The name comes from Frederick Hudson’s cycle of renewal. His theory is that we all go through a process of four phases. The first phase is called … Continue reading

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Structured un-structure

At the beginning of this year I wrote about my desire to shift my focus more on Being and less on Doing.  In practice I found that very difficult.  My perception of the demands on my time, primarily from work, … Continue reading

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The opposite of patience is aggression

Most Sunday evenings I have the sense that I am standing on the edge of the week, about to dive in.  Sometimes excited, sometimes worried, often stirred up in some way.  This past week I found myself hoping for something … Continue reading

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Lions in the grass and other threats

I was reading When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron a couple of weeks ago, and in one of the essays she writes about the story of the Buddha transforming arrows shot at him into flowers – neutralizing their threat.  … Continue reading

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Play and work: it’s just ride

One of my intentions this year is Playful.  I chose it because it emerged during a day-long workshop in which I reflected on what I want more of in my life – so maybe it chose me.  I can be … Continue reading

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Being as source of doing

As I dive in to the New Year, the number of things I could do is infinite.  Even while I grow my capacity to get things done (see previous post on closing and opening loops), I have been reflecting on … Continue reading

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Practice being ok with not knowing

I have been sitting with the question of knowing, and not knowing, and how sure I will ever be.  My conclusion is, not really sure, not ever.  But that does not stop me from wanting to know.  I think this … Continue reading

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Investing in your own growth

Over the past 3 months I have been working at my full capacity, stepping in to a new role that is really stretching and challenging me.  I am learning new things, developing new skills, and confronted with the edge of … Continue reading

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