When the lights go off

It can be daunting to be suddenly thrust into a leadership position. As you work to figure out what to do next, it can feel like someone turned the lights off on you as you look for clues for your next move.  There may be a feeling of disorientation and an overwhelming sense of being alone as the darkness slams … Read More

A reality of the creative journey: it can be lonely

I’m still working through a number of books that I read a few years ago on the general themes of the hero’s journey and the creative path.  This quote caught my attention today: The modern hero, the modern individual who dares to heed the call and seek the mansion of that presence with whom it is our whole destiny to … Read More

So, you want to be a leader? Start getting a variety of experience.

Rather than worrying about running something, your time may be better spent seeking a variety of experiences.  Get out of your comfort zone and into the field to see what kinds of problems that people are facing and how they are solving them.  Look to see how people respond to stress and accept responsibility if they are wrong. The more … Read More