The Power of Water: A Leadership Metaphor

The Power of Water: A Leadership Metaphor

When I am in Maui on vacation, I get mesmerized watching the waves crash on the beach, over and over  – each time an awe-inspiring moment. I watch the waves race toward the beach and gather a head of steam before crashing on the sand. There is such power in that...
Women Leaders and the “B” word

Women Leaders and the “B” word

Have you ever had a woman boss – or been the boss – that people called a “bitch” because she was too aggressive, too competitive, too demanding, too cold? When I speak in front of groups, I often start by asking them, “What comes to mind when I say the...
The Quiet of Water: A Leadership Metaphor

The Quiet of Water: A Leadership Metaphor

As the ancient Latin proverb goes, still waters run deep.  There is a calmness about looking at a pond that is not moving.  Yet, there is also a sense of stagnation when a pond is completely still.  Only when the breeze blows does the surface of this still pond begin...
Healing Ourselves: Why Movements Happen

Healing Ourselves: Why Movements Happen

Imagine for a moment that you are 4 years old. Your mommy and daddy are taking you to the hospital to get your tonsils out. The nurses tell you that you will be asleep the whole time, and they will be with you. Your parents promise that when you wake up in your own...