Cultivate Your Inner Knowing

Cultivate Your Inner Knowing

“Listening within” is a term I use to describe what it’s like when we really check in with ourselves to discover our true intentions, and what really matters. It’s an important skill to learn because it’s hard to focus on work that matters when we, ourselves, are out...
Growing In Place While Managing Up

Growing In Place While Managing Up

“So, when you teach management and leadership development, what do you teach?” the neighbor of a friend, Dan, asks me over beers in the backyard.This fellow was in software development at a big company, and has mentioned that he has been passed over for a promotion a...
Take Control of Your Time

Take Control of Your Time

In the struggle to manage our lives and accomplish our dreams—on schedule— time seems like the enemy. We fight the clock and try to “manage” time, as if we had any say in the way the minutes and hours pass. The sense of time pressure in my professional and personal...
Intentional or Autopilot?

Intentional or Autopilot?

When I first moved to Boulder, Colorado, I met a rabbi who shared this question that his daughter asked him when she was 8 years old: “Abba, when you are asleep, you can wake up, right? So when you are awake, can you wake up even more?”This idea of “waking up more”...
3 Simple Ways to Reflect

3 Simple Ways to Reflect

How often do you take the time to reflect back on your day, on your work, or on a particular experience? Open-minded reflection is a valuable habit. One of Albert Einstein’s gifts was to think so clearly and precisely that it allowed him to make discoveries in his...