The Terrible Power of Anxiety

The Terrible Power of Anxiety

When my husband and I were engaged, we got into a car accident on the way home from seeing a movie. A blizzard had started up while we were at the theater. It was clear when we got there, an icy mess when we left. Josh lost control of his car on the ice-filmed road...
Leadership in Aisle 4

Leadership in Aisle 4

A few weeks ago my daughter and I walked to our local grocery store. Shortly after we got there, the manager made an announcement letting shoppers know that they were having some software issues with their cash registers, that they were working hard to get things...
Stampeding Elephants

Stampeding Elephants

Imagine that you’re taking a walk along a path outside. As you round a bend, you see an elephant. Before you have a chance to think, his ears go up, his head drops, and he starts to charge straight at you. What do you do? What would you do if you were in the...
Living Systems and High-Impact Listening

Living Systems and High-Impact Listening

Today’s post was originally published here on September 28, 2015.  Everyone who has been through PILOT/LEAD 365 has spent time in jail—the Ottawa County jail—as a setting to learn about living systems. A living system is any group of people who spend time together and...