Tag: meditation

On Anger: Techniques for Managing Emotions at Work thumbnail

I run, I do yoga, I reflect, I write and sometimes I get angry. As leaders, how we manage our anger and other emotions is vital. Everyone is watching, and if we don’t handle our anger well we can make a tough situation even more difficult.

“Anyone can be angry, that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose

The Most Important One: Tolstoy and Covey on Focus thumbnail

One of my son’s favorite books is The Three Questions (Based on a Story by Leo Tolstoy). The story takes a child-friendly adventure through Tolstoy’s famous questions: Who is the most important one? What is the right thing to do? When is the best time to do things? The main idea– give all of your attention to the present scene and players, and do everything you can to contribute. The most

One Person at a Time

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My favorite work as a leader is the time spent one on one, digging deep, helping to bring out the best in someone. The other fun part is motivating large teams toward a vision and strategy to get something important done. And then there is the in-between. What I find most difficult as I have assumed larger roles with bigger teams is the strong desire to connect one on one, and the almost impossible task of getting

Saturday Salutation: A Trail of Blessings

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There is a man who walks slowly down the trolley path near my home each morning. I often see him on my morning run. He ritualistically tips his cane to everyone as he passes, and says, “God Bless You.” When he is not there, the crickets seem to sing more loudly. Perhaps they are filling in the void left by his