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How Leaders Can Do the Essential Work of Our Time

How Leaders Can Do the Essential Work of Our Time

Nov 06 2021

More leaders are waking up to the awareness that business cannot continue as usual. Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) have moved from being a UN wish list to being investor requirements for many companies. Sustainable practices have shifted from being “greenwashing” to core strategy. From burning out employees, to drying up resources, to driving away the next generation of customers, companies are realizing that they themselves are unsustainable using extractive practices.

What an Interconnected Universe Means for You as a Leader

What an Interconnected Universe Means for You as a Leader

Oct 06 2021

String Theory is on the ropes. At least that’s the summary from a recent review of the state of high energy physics and the lack of experimental support for the current ranking Theory of Everything. The Large Hadron Collider, the first of its kind powerful enough to detect the supersymmetry particles required for String Theory to hang together, has found nothing of the like.

The Most Essential Leadership Skills And How Zen Reframes A Way To Master Them

The Most Essential Leadership Skills And How Zen Reframes A Way To Master Them

Sep 06 2021

The Most Essential Leadership Skills And How Zen Reframes A Way To Master Them by Ginny Whitelaw. Originally published on Forbes.com An in-person leadership team…

If You Build It, Will They Come?

If You Build It, Will They Come?

Aug 06 2021

More leaders are waking up to the awareness that business cannot continue as usual. Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) have moved from being a UN wish list to being investor requirements for many companies. Sustainable practices have shifted from being “greenwashing” to core strategy. From burning out employees, to drying up resources, to driving away the next generation of customers, companies are realizing that they themselves are unsustainable using extractive practices.

A Time to Heal

A Time to Heal

Nov 02 2020

I write on the cusp of the biggest presidential election of my lifetime – and I’ve lived a long time. 

Embodied Leadership: A Cure For What Ails Us?

Embodied Leadership: A Cure For What Ails Us?

Oct 24 2020

Embodiment is trending. At a time of deep divisions and discontent, the dissociations of head from heart, of talk from walk, of action from a felt sense of its consequences, are wholly inadequate for dealing with the wicked issues we face. So it’s not surprising that an antidote is resonating in the Zeitgeist, what many herald as an emerging stage of human development in which the clever head re-integrates with the deep wisdom of the body. Embodied leadership is showing the way.

The Zen Of Leadership – And How It Can Save You In These Wild Times

The Zen Of Leadership – And How It Can Save You In These Wild Times

Oct 07 2020

From a global pandemic, to rising racism, division, tempers and temperatures, it’s easy to get triggered in this time by a sense of urgency or helplessness, anxiety or depression. Yet there is a way to lead into this time, making the difference that is ours to make. That way, grounded in the 1500-year tradition of physical Zen training moves us beyond a struggling self, where we can be in a mess without being a mess.

How Are You?

How Are You?

Sep 21 2020

It’s one of the most asked questions of these Covid-upset, wildly divisive and turbulent times: How are you? Often we give and receive fairly superficial answers to this question. Recently, I’ve noticed a lot more people struggling with how they are or feeling conflicted in how they answer. 

Three “Downs” to be Up for These Times

Three “Downs” to be Up for These Times

Jul 24 2020

It’s all unraveling. Pull on the thread of racism, and you get the same exploitative mindset that is heating up the earth. You see how poverty and white privilege work together to polarize access to education, wellness and wealth.