The Wolf You Feed Gets Stronger

The Wolf You Feed Gets Stronger

There is a Cherokee Legend about Two Wolves. An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me.” He said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed,...
The Moon Is Always Full

The Moon Is Always Full

I recently was introduced to the phrase “the moon is always full.” It comes from a story that is included in Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki.Master Baso said, … Every day the moon becomes larger and larger and on the fifteenth day, it becomes full. This is...
The unseen adaptive capacity of people

The unseen adaptive capacity of people

I recently received an email from a colleague that I have known for over 40 years. He was responding to my blog on Tensions are Promising and mentioned he is still learning how to live into the tensions that exist in the web of relationships he has at work. That...
The danger of unexamined habits

The danger of unexamined habits

A friend recently sent me this reminder: When a flower doesn’t bloom you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower. This triggered a juxtaposition between this strategy and the usual strategy we employ when an employee isn’t performing at work. Our usual...