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Mindfulness, Learning, Storytelling: Interrelationships

As I’ve continued to grow and learn, as I’ve thrived and stumbled through various experiences and seasons of life, I’ve noticed that three practices in particular are the most powerful, transformative, and relevant for meaningful living and careers, in the face of both possibilities and threats.  Mindfulness is the practice of giving full attention to […]

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Racial Justice: Climate Change (Updated, Sept. 2020)

Due to many intersectional injustices, Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color are more severely impacted by catastrophic weather events and ongoing environmental shifts driven by climate change. The United States, like most industrialized countries, isn’t cutting emissions fast enough to meet the United Nation’s 2030 climate goals set forth in the 2015 Paris […]

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Storytelling and Real Pain Points

“Mrs. Carlson is a good person,” Zhang Li said as the 41-year-old attorney stood before the judge. “She’s taking responsibility for her own healing. And having quality time with her children is part of that healing process.” The Hon. Maria Santos, in her late 50s with cropped, silver hair, studied Zhang Li for a moment […]

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Learning Agility and Change Leadership

“How am I supposed to ‘sell’ my team on AI if I don’t even fully understand it yet?” Arjun had asked himself this question in his mind–several times, in fact–but this was the first opportunity he’d taken to share it out loud with someone else. Elizabeth, a 71-year-old retired high school teacher, waited to see […]

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Mindfulness and One Thing At a Time

Many professionals find slowing down and focusing on one thing to be counter-intuitive. They’ve been eating a diet of “mindless frenzies” and “getting more stuff done.” The alternative approach is mindfulness habits. Mindfulness is the practice of becoming more fully aware of, and focused on, what’s taking place within and around you. It’s concentration on steroids.

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