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How to “Painlessly” Pierce Overinflated Ego for Greater Results

Ego! "I want to know how to convince them of the truth! (they are wrong)!" the leader told me in our initial coaching session, when I asked him to give me an example of his goals of improved negotiation and partnerships. Alarms sounded in my head. This insistence on being right sounded like an...

Don’t let Transitions Scare You

Transitions can be frightening! A Transition article written for the Kansas City Star in 2001, timeless, please find below, with my current reflection first, starting with our family canoe trip as a child, using my river crossing metaphor for transitions. Even with the mention of systems, I...

How to Make Anger and other “Weaknesses” Your Friend

How to Make Anger and other "Weaknesses" Your Friend "When you lose a parent young, it hardens you to life. Then you make a decision. Either you give in to it or you get back at it. Anger drove me to be ambitious. Anger-really constructive anger-is great," said US actor Dylan McDermott in a USA...

Moving Beyond Hero for Sustainable Impact!

Attention Heroes and Lone Rangers! Is your belief that everything needs to happen through your own power draining your energy? I invite you to consider a different perspective, with two ways of sharing power that increase your sustainable impact. 1. Sharing power with others: "Recognizing when...

Stop! What’s the Most Loving Thing to Do?

What’s the most loving thing I can do for myself, for others, for this community, for the earth? What would our world look like if we paused and asked ourselves this before speaking in a meeting, with family, at a rally, or on transportation? It would stop the drama triangle* of Persecutor,...

Don’t let Transitions Scare You

Transitions can be frightening! A Transition article written for the Kansas City Star in 2001, timeless, please find below, with my current reflection first, starting with our family canoe trip as a child, using my river crossing metaphor for transitions. Even with...

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How to Make Anger and other “Weaknesses” Your Friend

How to Make Anger and other "Weaknesses" Your Friend "When you lose a parent young, it hardens you to life. Then you make a decision. Either you give in to it or you get back at it. Anger drove me to be ambitious. Anger-really constructive anger-is great," said US...

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Moving Beyond Hero for Sustainable Impact!

Attention Heroes and Lone Rangers! Is your belief that everything needs to happen through your own power draining your energy? I invite you to consider a different perspective, with two ways of sharing power that increase your sustainable impact. 1. Sharing power with...

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Stop! What’s the Most Loving Thing to Do?

What’s the most loving thing I can do for myself, for others, for this community, for the earth? What would our world look like if we paused and asked ourselves this before speaking in a meeting, with family, at a rally, or on transportation? It would stop the drama...

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The Danger of Only Focusing on Fires

https://youtu.be/uOLppdlBKoY Hi Marilyn O’Hearne here with weekly wisdom, today talking about the danger of only focusing on fires. In our rapidly changing complex VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) we run into fires all the time. I was reminded...

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Are We Really allinthistogether? Solidarity in Suffering

Are we really "allinthistogether"? How do we balance our desire to live in peace with acting in solidarity when we see injustice, bias, racism and resulting suffering, including deaths? How do we deal with our own broken hearts, fears, challenges to hope? How can we...

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Don’t let Transitions Scare You

Don’t let Transitions Scare You

Transitions can be frightening! A Transition article written for the Kansas City Star in 2001, timeless, please find below, with my current reflection first, starting with our family canoe trip as a child, using my river crossing metaphor for transitions. Even with...

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How to Make Anger and other “Weaknesses” Your Friend

How to Make Anger and other “Weaknesses” Your Friend

How to Make Anger and other "Weaknesses" Your Friend "When you lose a parent young, it hardens you to life. Then you make a decision. Either you give in to it or you get back at it. Anger drove me to be ambitious. Anger-really constructive anger-is great," said US...

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Moving Beyond Hero for Sustainable Impact!

Moving Beyond Hero for Sustainable Impact!

Attention Heroes and Lone Rangers! Is your belief that everything needs to happen through your own power draining your energy? I invite you to consider a different perspective, with two ways of sharing power that increase your sustainable impact. 1. Sharing power with...

read more
Stop! What’s the Most Loving Thing to Do?

Stop! What’s the Most Loving Thing to Do?

What’s the most loving thing I can do for myself, for others, for this community, for the earth? What would our world look like if we paused and asked ourselves this before speaking in a meeting, with family, at a rally, or on transportation? It would stop the drama...

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The Danger of Only Focusing on Fires

The Danger of Only Focusing on Fires

https://youtu.be/uOLppdlBKoY Hi Marilyn O’Hearne here with weekly wisdom, today talking about the danger of only focusing on fires. In our rapidly changing complex VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) we run into fires all the time. I was reminded...

read more
Are We Really allinthistogether? Solidarity in Suffering

Are We Really allinthistogether? Solidarity in Suffering

Are we really "allinthistogether"? How do we balance our desire to live in peace with acting in solidarity when we see injustice, bias, racism and resulting suffering, including deaths? How do we deal with our own broken hearts, fears, challenges to hope? How can we...

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