Leading Is The Opposite Of Easy

It is always leadership’s fault and we are all leadership. We all experience situations, circumstances, and even relationships in our lives that we wish were better than they are, that we want to see improved, and which, through some positive change, would enhance our lives exponentially. Each time we experience these, we have choices to…

Now Or New

“If you want to be ‘now,’ you’re finished. That’s when you become the past.” —Tricky, aka Adrian Thaws, from ‘Hell is Round the Corner’ There is a saying in poker, or so I have heard, that goes something like, “If you cannot spot the sucker at the table, it’s you.” This is also true of…

Leading Through Impossibility

Holistic Budo: As it is in budo, so too it is in life. As it is in life, so too it is in budo. Robert Van Valkenburgh is co-founder of Taikyoku Mind & Body and Kogen Dojo where he teaches Taikyoku Budo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Artwork by Ana, except where otherwise noted If you found…

Remain Open To Cooperation

If our approach to a situation we wish to have influence over is tainted with prejudice and preconceptions, we have already shut ourselves off to the possibility of cooperation. There are certain situations within which we find ourselves wherein it is necessary to impose our will on others. If we enter these situations with a…

Being Wrong is Part of the Process

If more successful people talked about how many times they thought about quitting or were forced to pivot, we’d have more successful people. Not everyone is meant to lead the charge into unfamiliar territory. Most people need to follow someone who has already been to the other side, someone who can tell them how to…