Be more conflict competent, whether to prevent or manage a conflict, or prepare for the next conflict, even though emotions run high and feelings are hurt.
Rob Ford, 1969-2016 I wrote a post nominating Rob Ford as a guru during the height of the wreckage he wrought at Toronto City Hall. Rob Ford’s leadership offers all kinds of … Continue reading Rob Ford’s simple rules of leadership
What is it about regret? Regret has quite the reputation. Dictionaries shove regret in with remorse, apology and disappointment. For years I accepted this connotation and have been regret avoidant, determined to live without … Continue reading Does regret deserve another chance?
Is peace imaginable even though it isn’t yet within reach? Is there a vision of what the other side of our current age of turbulence might look like? The entwined German and Israeli flag lapel … Continue reading Is peace a reward for patience?
“This little guy will save your life.” Between diagnosis and my first mastectomy, my partner Decker put his trust in a ten-week-old puppy named Trail to keep me alive. How’d that go? Well, … Continue reading Trust the tail, the truth is there
I met the man who owns my left breast. I chatted with a stranger who said he’s a Medical Researcher studying what breast cancers spread to bones. I said I’d donated the tissue formerly known as my … Continue reading I got news that trumped Fear with Optimism