Being Unafraid to Be with Someone — Interview

“Exercise your witnessing muscle: Go find a good photography book and look at it long and hard. Look at the pictures and practice empathy. Practice witnessing a story that you weren’t there to see and I promise you will find yourself moved. And whatever the source of that empathy is, see if you can’t direct… Read More

Finding Meaning Underneath the Plot — Interview

“We’re really interested in the plot of our lives, but we’re not as interested in the way the plot unfolds — the meaning underneath the plot. And if we were to get more interested collectively in not just what’s happening to me but making sense of what’s happening to me, that is a question that… Read More

Learning to Be Authored — Interview

Most of us don’t have literacy — we weren’t trained in school to be literate — in the language of transformation, in the basic math and ABCs of transformation. So how do I learn to listen to my silent thoughts and feelings and track them down to core assumptions that are actually limiting? That if… Read More

Developing Public Sector Leadership — Interview

There ought to be room for joy in the workplace. There ought to be room for experiencing the joy that comes from working collaboratively with others: feeling that joy, celebrating that joy, acknowledging that joy. It turns the daily slog into . . . joy. That doesn’t exist without collaboration. So maybe getting started down… Read More

Selling without Inventory — Interview

The lobbying firm that was interviewing Lydia Borland told her there were two qualifications: Hill experience and a master’s degree. She had neither. She wasn’t even clear what Hill experience was. But, most importantly, she wasn’t going to let anyone tell her she was unqualified. As far as Lydia was concerned, working as the receptionist… Read More

Filling the Vacuum of Political Leadership — Interview

“We need to look beyond institutions to stand up for our rights, for our lifestyle, our quality of life. Time to broaden that to the organizations, to the businesses we interact with each and every day and realize there is power there.” — DeVere Kutscher DeVere Kutscher is a principal at Public Private Strategies. In… Read More