The topic of today’s Two-Minute Leadership Talk, our final video in The Big Six® series, is “Balance.” What do I mean by that? I’m talking about the balance between the two spheres of Personal and Professional life. It’s more than just balancing the personal and the professional, though: it’s about maintaining energy. In this video, … Read more

The Balance Beam

I’ve always admired the gymnasts who could master the balance beam, because they seem so agile, conducting complex movements on a 4-inch wide strip of wood (to be precise, Wikipedia says the actual width is 3.9”).  These athletes display remarkable grace and calm in the midst of what must be intense pressure to achieve perfection … Read more

The Myth of Work-Life Balance

After some discussions and reflections, we have come to the realization that the concept of work-life balance is flawed – in fact, it’s simply wrong. OK, so what’s wrong with it? First, it implies that work and life are distinct entities, as though we enter a different universe when we go to work every day, … Read more

Adaptive Leadership, Part 1: Introduction

Welcome to a new series of blogs on adaptive leadership. The global threat of the unforeseen and insidious COVID-19 virus brought on unusual and challenging times. Throughout the pandemic, I conducted webinars, provided podcasts and blogs, and offered advice and counseling. This series is based largely on a webinar I conducted last year that addressed … Read more