Ideas, Research and Rants

At the intersection of organizational development, neuroscience, conscious capitalism, anthropology and positive psychology, you'll find me geeking out on all the amazing ways to think about the wonder and magic In human interaction.  Here's some of the ideas sparked by those ponderings, research and conversations.

Who Gets to Lead? essential leadership skills leadership development Sep 01, 2022

A Manifesto for Leadership Development, Whether or Not You’re the Boss


After spending most of the past ten years fully immersed in the art and science of leadership development, I’ve noticed three things:

  • Most of the “Leadership Greatest Hits[1]” are aimed at the top...
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BOOK REPORT: The Attributes leadership development maximize your wiring stories and examples Apr 16, 2022

Performance insights from a Navy SEAL (For people who are most definitely not SEAL-types).


"Sometimes exercising skills at a peak level is difficult.  Sometimes the best possible performance is messy, gritty, and uncomfortable.  Optimal performers, people and teams have the confidence...

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Sit Down. Be Quiet. Listen. (and don't be a goat) expand your thinking leadership development the great disruption Apr 08, 2021

A while ago, my friend Leslie shared a great Rumi quote with me: "Sit down, be quiet, and listen, because you are drunk and we are on the edge of the roof."

Anyone else feel drunk on the edge lately?

In times of massive uncertainty - and I think we can safely say that few people and even...

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The Story is Everything, and other ways producing theatre helped me design great meetings leadership development play to your audience Mar 01, 2021

I’ve spent most of my career producing different forms of live entertainment.  Those experiences - preparing for a Super Bowl half-time show, producing Broadway and off-Broadway theatre, helping bring a new musical to life, and many roles big and small in between – are a huge...

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