Oh heck. I can’t resist the end of year temptation to offer my own Top 10 list.
I’m not sure whether it’s the pull of nostalgia or just plain narcissism but I’ve enjoyed looking over my writing from the past year. I can see it’s been a year of turmoil, a big year of personal learning, and also a year of clarifying and deepening my thinking on a number of subjects.
So, these are some of my favorite, and some of your favorite posts from the last year – as judged by the number of page hits and comments.
The snap, crackle and pop of neural activity is a lot easier and more fun than the hard slog of expressing it, breaking it down, and making the to-do steps.
Finding out who you are is not so easy, but living it on purpose, is even harder. And as a leader, it’s even harder still.
From: Leading Out Loud
In this video I talk about collaboration, teamwork, and the tyrants on our teams we have to watch out for (hint: the worst tyrants aren’t any of the people). From: Do These Tryants Block Your Teamwork?
No matter how high one’s rank, leaders at every level are quick to admit to a lack of power. From Privilege, Power and The Pull of Powerlessness
Whatever it is, the best skill is some attitude towards conflict that fortifies you, gets you past your fear, edges, shame, and anxiety.
The funny things that happen between knowing and doing, between theory and application. From Between Knowing Doing
Racism is like Hydra, the serpent of myth, who grows a head each time one is cut off.
I think living one’s anger constructively is an art form. From Talking Your Anger
Death takes away something you love and leaves you with a reminder of your own mortality. From The Cost of Our Nature