A Team’s Perspective

Teamwork is a matter of perspective. Demands, threats, and force may help us accomplish our immediate goals, but dictatorship is not leadership. True leadership requires that others follow us consciously, voluntarily, and willingly. This requires a shared perspective. In order for others to follow us by choice, of their own informed free-will, they need perspective….

Compassion For The Selfish

Before we judge a person for their selfish beliefs and behavior, we should consider the bigger picture of their support system or lack thereof. Some people are only out for themselves, looking at every situation and interaction from the perspective of personal benefit or personal loss, and never from what is best or even good…

The Brightest Cloud

“When the sun hides, it hides behind the brightest cloud.”—My Daughter Some days, it is difficult to see beyond the ugliness and the darkness in this world. Conflict, fear, anger, and pain are right in our faces with no obvious solution or hope of relief on the horizon. On days like these, it can be…

A Change Of Heart

A lot of time is spent trying to change each other’s minds when what we really need is a change of heart. Modern technology gives us the ability to exchange ideas, opinions, and beliefs with almost anyone in the world in an instant. While we may hope that this free exchange of information would give…

On Non-Resistance (A Jiu-Jitsu Lesson)

Long-lasting solutions begin with empathy, not animosity. If we want to make a change in our lives, we will inevitably come up against resistance. Instead of perceiving this resistance as a negative thing, we should embrace it for the lessons it offers. Resistance forces us to know ourselves, our desires, our capabilities, and to adjust…