You will remember Joe Raelin as one of the authors whose papers you were assigned to read for the first workshop of the Leaders Program. In this paper, "The 'Bottom Line' of leaderful practice,“ which you can download from http://www.leaderful.org/pdf/BottomLine.pdf he argues that the one thing that most makes a leader is a compassionate approach, a leaderful practice that exhibits humility and seeks to serve others rather than power for its own sake. As a result, people learn to count on others because they have learned that each
We all experience pressure, almost daily. Sometimes the pressure is generated by the schedule and expectations we set for ourselves; sometimes from the expectations others place on us. Rick Brenner's Chaco Canyon had three (short) columns last December that focused on several aspects of pressure associated with projects:
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Today, I'm sending along references to two pieces from Rick Brenner's Chaco Canyon Consulting email newsletter on empathy.
The Merriam-Webster OnLine dictionary tells us that empathy is "the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner."
Many people have observed that journaling will change the way that you go about your work and your life. In today's reading, Rick Brenner of Chaco Canyon Consulting observes that you record what you did and why you did it. And, you record what you didn't do and why you didn't do it. You record what you saw and what you only thought you saw; and later, upon reflection, what you didn't see. You separate out facts from what you only assumed. And, most important, when you go back to earlier entries, you see patterns you may have never noticed if you were not writing the words down.