As I set out to plan my Management 302 curriculum for the fall 2019 semester, I felt an urgency to treat the class as if it could as easily be taught in a humanities curriculum as in a business school. Management 302 is a required course for all non-management majors. That is to say, itContinue reading “The Poetry of Management”
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10, 25, 45
I’m very interested in public speaking. I enjoy doing it and I enjoy listening to a great speaker. It’s a wonderful, even essential skill to develop for anyone who wants to have more influence, for those who wish to lead. To that end, for those aspiring to increase their influence through public speaking, I’d likeContinue reading “10, 25, 45”
What do you have to teach us?
The question is not, “do you have anything to teach us?” because, of course you do. The question is, “what is it?” And it may be many things. But if it could only be one and we gave you our time and our attention, what would you help us to see that we do notContinue reading “What do you have to teach us?”
Three Questions for the Weekend
It’s an enormous gift in my work – as teacher and coach – to learn from my students and clients. I am always interested in new approaches, fresh perspectives and just the help that allows me to get better at what I offer and how I offer it. A couple of weeks ago a clientContinue reading “Three Questions for the Weekend”
A Living System is a Learning System
“In biology, living and learning are synonyms, indistinguishable processes that keep life growing and moving forward. A living system is a learning system.” – Margaret Wheatley, “Who Do We Choose to Be?” Living and learning are synonymous. What is so powerful, so remarkable about this statement is its utter obviousness. Of course they are synonymous! YouContinue reading “A Living System is a Learning System”
Reach For The High Bar
It’s hard to hold high ideals, to put yourself on the hook for living up to something exceptional. It’s not a question of whether or not you will slip up sometimes because of course you will. The question is how you use those moments to repair, to learn and to teach. Against the alternative you’dContinue reading “Reach For The High Bar”
The Blessing is Outside Your Comfort Zone
The title of this post is taken from an OnBeing interview with Ashley Hicks, co-founder of Black Girls RUN!. Buying new running shoes for her second marathon she tells the salesman that she is nervous and concerned about the upcoming race. In response he says, “Yeah, the best thing for you to remember is that theContinue reading “The Blessing is Outside Your Comfort Zone”
Can you help me?
Last summer I was invited to be a guest lecturer in the College of Business at Cal State San Marcos University here in San Diego. Those first two classes allowed me to fulfill a longtime goal of teaching at the college level, and it is as challenging and fulfilling as I hoped it would be.Continue reading “Can you help me?”