Fit in. Or Don’t.

You can fit in, or you can stand out. You can’t have it both ways. There are scores of people and groups out there who are more than willing to describe for you to a well-crossed T how you’re to act/look/think in any given situation or setting. Perhaps they’ve been there since you were a[…]


Dear You, Take a deep breath. Relax. Everything’s going to be just fine. You see, some pretty smart people put you where you’re at. And it probably wasn’t a unilateral decision; it was probably a group decision that you — yes, you — were a good candidate for the position you currently fill. Now, is[…]

Self-Awareness & Self-Acceptance (Cancer & Leadership: Part 4)

A couple interrelated ideas that I wrestle with–as I suspect others do too–are the ideas of self-awareness and self-acceptance, and specifically self-awareness and self-acceptance in regards to leadership. This is an ongoing conversation in one of my grad school courses; it came up within the context of a larger discussion of transformational leadership and servant[…]

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