A Lesson in Transformational Leadership

MLK’s Legacy: A Black Man Inspires Klansmen to Change. As we reflect on MLK’s legacy after the 50th anniversary of his death, one inspiring example is Daryl Davis, a black, blues musician who has courageously followed MLK’s 2nd principle of non-violence: “Seek friendship and understanding.” More than 30 years ago, Daryl Davis met a member […]

Lead with Compassion: A New Approach to Reconcile the Country

Daniel Goleman

In their article: “Compassion as a Generative Force,” Jane E. Dutton and Kristina Workman observe that “when compassion is lacking, outcomes are flawed.” That may explain why the president’s actions or decisions on such important issues as healthcare, climate change, Charlottesville or DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) have created such strong reactions on all […]

A Young Native American’s Journey From Jail To Award-Winning Film Actor

Wendell Mills, Lead Actor in “Escape”

[Note: This article was published 7/01/2016 in the Huffington Post] “I have been in trouble for drinking, selling weed and beating up people since I was fourteen, and by the age of sixteen I was already in jail.” That was Wendell Mills Jr.’s life up until a year ago. In July of last year, two […]

Enlightened Leadership: Empathy Over Fear-mongering

RFK Civil Rights 60's

[Note: This article was published 5/20/2016 in the Huffington Post] People’s anger and frustration, both in the U.S. and around the world, has reached a critical point. Too many of our leaders seem unable to solve such monumental challenges as global terror, regional wars, poor mental health, drug abuse, climate change, social conflicts, and the […]

Overcoming the Employee Engagement Crisis by Engaging the Heart

[Note: This article was published 3/10/2016 in the Huffington Post] Worldwide, only 13% of employees working for an organization are engaged, according to a January 2016 Gallup report. This is shocking because it means that nearly 9 out of 10 people are unhappy or even completely disengaged at work, which has significant negative consequences for […]