The Power of Purpose

The Power of Purpose

The need for purpose is one the defining characteristics of human beings – the Power of Purpose is immense. Human beings crave purpose and suffer serious psychological difficulties when we don’t have it. Purpose is a fundamental component of a fulfilling life. My dad...
What Lives Within Us?

What Lives Within Us?

Chocolate or strawberry? Life or death? Life is an unending flow of choices and decisions. Everything we do or don’t do is inherently connected to a choice we make. It’s what lives within us. Some people make choices quickly and easily.  Others agonize over every...
What Kind of Future are we Creating?

What Kind of Future are we Creating?

Wow, it is fascinating to watch us respond to challenging circumstances. I have witnessed first-hand and in the media some things that make me ask what kind of future are we creating today? “The present,” according to the historian and philosopher David Carr, “gets...
Turning Your Story into Meaning and Power

Turning Your Story into Meaning and Power

We all have had our own life-challenging events. Some of the most impactful talks I’ve heard on the TED stage and beyond have focused on overcoming adversity wiht meaning and power. But this is one topic that lots of people (and particularly leaders) seem to shy away...