Is your expertise preventing mindful leadership?

Is your expertise preventing mindful leadership?

A professor of Buddhism once visited a Japanese Zen master. After listening to the professor’s impressive level of intellectual knowledge of Zen, the master served tea. When his visitor’s cup was full, the master kept pouring. Tea spilled out of the cup and over the...
How mindful leadership makes us more response-able

How mindful leadership makes us more response-able

The story is told in ancient Buddhist literature of a pampered princess who was walking barefoot in her father’s kingdom when she stepped on a thorn.  In pain, she demanded of her father’s advisers that the entire kingdom be carpeted.  One adviser made her a pair of...
Why self-kindness is a leadership essential

Why self-kindness is a leadership essential

Of all leadership essentials, taking personal accountability is among the most important.  Accepting accountability for ourselves can be confronting on the best of days.  If we follow up those moments of self-honesty with harsh self-judgement, it becomes a real...