A few months ago, my car battery died while in line waiting to get gas at Costco – very inconvenient, to say the least. When it became obvious I wasn’t going to move, the cars behind me began going around me. No one asked if there was a problem or if they could help. They […]
Dear Leader, How are you? Has anyone asked lately? I’m asking because I really want to know. Are you tired? Are the demands of leadership wearing you down? Do you feel as though everyone needs something from you? I know I’ve felt that way before. I go to the office where I am expected to […]
“I don’t have time for this!” I gritted my teeth and barked at my then 5-year-old son. I was in a hurry to get somewhere and my son had forgotten his shoes in the house. He ran to get them and I fumed. As I drove away, the sentence I had barked haunted me, “I […]
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“Busyness has a way of shielding us from a self-scrutiny that can reveal unpleasant truths about our reasons for doing what we do. By immersing ourselves in the frantic race to get things done, we conveniently bypass considerations of why and focus exclusively on what. And once we cross over into the realm of whats, […]