Today is Leap Day, an extra day in our calendar every four years to compensate for the fact that the Earth actually takes 365 1/4 days to revolve around the sun. Leap Days (and Leap Years as a whole), like any unusual days, have several traditions and superstitions associated with them. In Greece, marrying in […]
In this election, all I really have to do is just get out there and tell the truth. —Elizabeth Warren Being a truth teller goes hand in hand with another visionary ability: discernment. Being able to go below the surface and see beyond what’s obvious, distinguishing differences among options, reading character and motives—all are crucial […]
Barriers to Truth Telling
We can generally agree that telling the truth is the right thing to do in most situations. Yet often we hold back, saying what we think others want to hear, or simply holding back an opinion or idea when we suspect it won’t be well received. Of course, not all opinions should be shared, especially […]
Feeding Your Visionary
This week, I’ve talked about presence, what it is and why it’s important to develop, especially this month (see “Unwrapping Your Presence”). The first steps in developing this presence are asking the right questions, then opening yourself up to listening to the answers from the visionary voice inside you. These answers (or more and better […]
Does Size Matter?
Florida International University’s Center for Leadership recent survey, The Women Entrepreneurial Leaders Report, showed that “while both men and women are equally likely to desire business growth, women are less likely to measure success by the size of their firm. Instead, women business owners tend to pursue a balance between economic goals, like profit, and […]
Less than Human
Tomorrow, Mississippi voters will decide whether or not to treat women as less than human. Make no mistake. The Personhood Amendment is not about granting personhood to fertilized eggs. It’s about taking it away from women. If this amendment passes, it will make contraception and fertility treatment criminal. Pregnant women will spend every moment of […]
What Space Do You Occupy?
You say you want a revolution. Well, you know, We all want to change the world. You tell me that it’s evolution. Well, you know, We all want to change the world. The Beatles, “Revolution” Occupy Wall Street is in its fourth week, with no signs of losing momentum. Just the opposite. Sister movements are […]
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the fire that consumed my home and office in 2001. I can’t believe a decade has passed since that day when I watched everything I owned and all my work go up in flames. I can still hear the mantra that played over and over in my head: […]
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