Empathy and a 6th Grade Perspective

One of my colleagues recently shared a story with me about empathy.

He went to his son’s 6th grade class to speak on career day. He said even though he has spoken in front of hundreds of people, he was particularly anxious about speaking in front of 6th graders. He asked the teacher when he arrived, “What should I talk about?” She said, “Talk about something that you’re currently teaching; talk about something you feel would be important for the kids.”

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A Servant Heart Dressed in 5" Heels

leadership responsibility Apr 11, 2019

How important is a servant heart to a successful business? I was recently reminded of its power on a cloudy September Wednesday.

I had been preparing to visit a particular dealership for months, and had the pleasure of speaking to the Owner’s assistant several times to organize logistics. My first impression was that she was capable, well-spoken and kind, and I was looking forward to meeting her.

On the day of my visit, I tried entering through the front, but it was before 8:00 a.m. and...

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A Search for Consciousness in Business

That wave of pride you feel when crossing the finish line of a hard-trained-for marathon. The swooning epiphany that you’re in love while holding hands in Italy. The rush of excitement that hits when you walk into a concert to see your favorite band play for the first time.

The most beautiful “aha” moments of our personal lives are marked by consciousness—a state that taps into our very reason for being and allows us to experience the joy of living.

For most of us,...

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