Playing My Part

As a professor, consultant and coach I am expected to be an expert. It’s a mantle I wear far too easily on many days. What are they paying me for, after all? The great tension in my work then – the tension that I work to resolve in each and every encounter – is toContinue reading “Playing My Part”

It Goes On

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost – I can get to feeling pretty self-important. When I forget to hold them lightly, my plans,  goals and priorities begin to serve as justification for impatience and arrogance. My work matters to me. I care an awful lot aboutContinue reading “It Goes On”

It’s Not Working

“When a paradigm no longer provides reliable guidance for how to live in the world, the most common response is to grab hold of it more firmly. As it dawns on us that we don’t know how things work – that it’s not working – we become more insistent that it has to work justContinue reading “It’s Not Working”