BOO93 – Celebrating Community

We are interconnected. We can accomplish so much more together.  And the quality of our lives is greatly enhanced when we learn how to be in community. Resources Women’s Leadership Community &#...

BOO92 – Voice Lessons

Do you speak your true voice? Or do you contort it to avoid judgment or to be “right”.  Some reflections on using my voice. Resources Becoming Wise by Krista Tippet A Sense of Personal V...

BOO90 – Living in Uncertainty

We are living in unpredictable times. It is a mistake to think tomorrow will be like today.  The book Simple Habits for Complex Times has several very practical tips. Resources Jennifer Garvey Berger...

BOO78 – Celebrating Partnership

An interview with leading human systems thinker, Barry Oshry.  In 2013,Oshry created the Worldwide Week of Partnership.  After learning about the holocaust as a child, he has pursued a life-long que...

BOO76 – Bloom Where You Are Planted

Bloom where you are planted involves accepting what is and using our life force in a way that matters.  Stories of different people who have chosen to bloom in difficult circumstances.   Resourc...

BOO64 – Hope Helps

The news is disturbing.  It is hard to hold onto hope.  This podcast explores where we can find hope. Resources Forgotten Voices Pyschology Today – Making Hope Happen Parker Palmer – Pol...

BOO51 – Motivation

So many of us rely on incentives or punishments to motivate others.  The carrot only works for the most routine of tasks. To capture commitment, we need to learn how to focus on autonomy, mastery and...

BOO42 – What Are You For?

As Sam Rayburn said, “Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one.”  It is easy for each of us to know what we are against.  But it is worth doing the ha...

BOO25 – Creating Partnership

Barry Oshry defines partnership as being jointly committed to whatever endeavor we are in.  His work in seeing systems helps us understand much that we experience as personal is not personal at all. ...

BOO24 – Living with Mistakes

Mistakes are a regular occurrence in life so we best learn how to live with and learn from them. Resources: Emotional Bank Account Self Compassion in Action – Best of Ourselves Podcast A Learnin...

BOO22 – The Feedback Dance

Who gets to decide who you are?  How do you stay open to how other’s experience you and learn. And at the same time not let anyone else define you. Resources: Giving Feedback Crucial Conversati...

BOO17 – Getting on the Balcony

A classic Harvard Business Review leadership article, The Work of Leadership, has something to teach all of us about how to live with uncertainty and change. Resources: “The Work of Leadership&#...

BOO15 – Don’t Take It Personally

It is great advice, and very hard to live.  A few thoughts on why we shouldn’t take things personally. Resources: The Four Agreements Don’t Take It Personally, Psychology Today  ...

BOO 004: Decision Making

We have have a strong intuition that serves us well. However, we hardly ever catch our own biases....