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Antenna The Energy of Agile Leadership: from Antenna to Arrow

The Energy of Agile Leadership: from Antenna to Arrow

Apr 29 2016

Leadership runs on energy. As that energy runs through the human nervous system, four patterns emerge that show up in four ways of moving, four…

The Zen Leader with a Hara belt The Zen Leader Goes Home

The Zen Leader Goes Home

Dec 31 2014

Guest blogger, Theo Cade, shares his experience working with a number of the Zen Leader flips below.  You’ll also see the wood model he built of…

Zen garden in black and white The Final Flip

The Final Flip

Dec 31 2014

A publisher once told me that most people don’t finish books that they start. Well, it was the end of The Zen Leader that changed…

ladder made of shapes Why Not Get In A Top Management Position By Reading “The Zen Leader”?

Why Not Get In A Top Management Position By Reading “The Zen Leader”?

Feb 22 2014

Carl He, one of our IZL alumni and an active Zen student at our Shanghai dojo, sent this article shortly after he was hired for a…

Person with a lightbulb face Leadership Advice: Listen For the Future

Leadership Advice: Listen For the Future

May 15 2013

  This may seem like an odd concept to the make-it-happen mindset of most leaders. It sure was for me. I took great pride and…

Zabutan cushion The easiest way to meditate – EVER!

The easiest way to meditate – EVER!

Nov 28 2012

Not sure if my teachers will roll their eyes or applaud me, but I’ve finally hit on a time and place for meditation that seems…

man with flexed arm Leadership Advice: When Your Strengths Are Not Enough

Leadership Advice: When Your Strengths Are Not Enough

Nov 13 2012

There’s nothing wrong with using your strengths to propel initiatives forward. After all, those strengths more than likely got you into the leadership role you…

walking on the beach Do you “walk the talk”… or just take a few steps?

Do you “walk the talk”… or just take a few steps?

Oct 29 2012

As leaders, we all make a conscious effort to walk the talk, especially when it comes to implementing change. Showing others that we follow through…

man meditating The Best Leadership Advice – slow down and STOP!

The Best Leadership Advice – slow down and STOP!

Oct 17 2012

“Find the rhythm where people can move with you or you’re going to be stuck doing everything yourself.” I know I came across that statement…