So there’s YES and there’s NO and as Peter Block points out Without your ability to say No, your Yes means nothing. It’s the fact that we can and do choose to say No - clearly, cleanly, authentically - that gives power to those times...

 This is one of two essential principles I stand for in my work.   Nothing else works without this principle in place.   Many people I meet who are in leadership positions have mistakenly separated themselves from the source of their problems or challenges. They...

I was involved recently in a wonderful workshop fronted by Dominic Alldis of musicandmanagement.com I always welcome workshops like this - people who come in to the business world from music, or theater, or improv, or sculpture, or meditation, or sport, or whatever - who...

Overloaded, overwhelmed, busy, busy, busy.   The opposite of overload, the cure for being overwhelmed, the solution to too much busyness, is not more effective time management. It is clarity of purpose.   Imagine waking up in the morning. Maybe the snooze alarm has gone...

The sociologist Zygmunt Bauman suggests that human beings are the only creatures who know they are going to die. And worse than that, they know they know, and can’t un-know it. But Bauman challenges us well: to construct a life ...

Richard Holmes, in his book Age of Wonder, describes how the young scientist Humphry Davy hoped to seek a cure for tuberculosis. Looking to improve respiration, he tried inhaling a variety of different gases, eventually making his way to nitrous oxide. Laughing gas. The nitrous...