Poem for a Sunday Morning

A Small Needful Fact {Ross Gay} Is that Eric Garner worked for some time for the Parks and Rec. Horticultural Department, which means, perhaps, that with his very large hands, perhaps, in all likelihood, he put gently into the earth some plants which, most likely, some of them, in all likelihood, continue to grow, continueContinue reading “Poem for a Sunday Morning”

#45 – Integrity

“The more coherent one becomes within oneself as a creature, the more one fully enters into the communion of all creatures.” {Wendell Berry} When my daughter was in elementary school one of her classrooms had the following sign over the door: THE DOOR OF INTEGRITY: I am responsible for everything I think, say, do andContinue reading “#45 – Integrity”

A Clarity of Purpose

My thinking and, more importantly, my¬†feeling¬†about organizational leadership and change has evolved in powerful and unexpected ways since I began working in the field in 2001 and writing about it on a regular basis in 2007. I have always attempted, if sometimes haltingly and ineffectively, to bring a humanistic and personal perspective to my writingContinue reading “A Clarity of Purpose”

Poem for a New Year

Here’s to a new year of living slowly into the best versions of ourselves; grateful, humble, purposeful, intentional, focused and forward, always forward. You Start Dying Slowly {Martha Medeiros} You start dying slowly if you do not travel, if you do not read, If you do not listen to the sounds of life, If youContinue reading “Poem for a New Year”