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Leading with intention and compassion

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In a previous post I referenced Tony Schwartz’ post (here on HBR.org) on leaders cultivating mindfulness to deal with their crazy busy world. One of these leaders is Bill Ford, Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company. The video offers some powerful leadership lessons – on how to stay on purpose in the face of challenge, […]

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Leaders using mindfulness to manage their crazy, busy world

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Frenetic. Chaotic. Relentless busy. Pressured. Words like these describe the outer world many of us work and live in. In many cases the forces combining to create this world are outside of our control. The best we can do is to somehow engage constructively with the seemingly impossible. That is, if we cannot change the […]

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Playing with our small blue ball

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Water. The substance that covers about 70% of the earth’s surface makes the earth the “blue planet” when viewed from space. Water. One of the essentials for life allowing us and many other life forms to exist on this planet of ours. Increasingly a scarce resource that we were warned that we need to take […]

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Another hopeful note: Reframing the possibilities of cities

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A recent Ted Talks by Alex Steffen provides a great example of how we can generate new possibilities by reframing our approach to challenges. It is a short, provocative – and hopeful! – 10 minute talk about the possibilities of cities. And it made me wish I was 30 years younger to actively work on […]

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