More Thoughts on Leadership

Some Practical Wisdom about leadership:

“A leader is a person who has an unusual degree of power to project on other people his or her shadow, or his or her light.”

— Parker Palmer

The truth is, we all have that 'unusual degree of power', whether we be a parent, teacher, friend, partner, or whatever. The relevant question in this regard is, what kind of person will be? Will we project our shadow or the light?


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Thoughts on Conscious Leadership

If you choose to live consciously and possibly become a conscious leader, these words of the great mythologist and philosopher, Joseph Campbell,  ring especially true: 

“This, I believe, is the great Western truth: that each of us is a completely unique creature and that, if we are ever to give any gift to the world, it will have to come out of our own experience and fulfilment of our own potentialities, not someone else’s.”

— Joseph Campbell

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Random Practical Wisdom 3

Sports psychologist Charlie Maher calls 'freezing' etc, 'misplaced focus'. It's when a player, leader, student, or parent suddenly (there's usually a 'button' that has been pushed) and inexplicably is  incapable of performing a basic move, remembering what has been studied, or behaving like the leader or parent, that is so basic to who they are. 

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Random Practical Wisdom 1

In my efforts to navigate my way through a life that has included being a soldier in the army; a college basketball player; a teacher; an outspoken advocate of civil rights; a monk; a corporate consultant, an husband and father; the wisdom that initially gave me a way of making choices as to what was the real purpose of my life came from something renowned mythologist Joseph Campbell famously said.

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Mindsports: The Practical Steps to Peace and peak Performance

About 30 years ago I was asked by the State University of New York to write a foreword to a new translation of an ancient text: "Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali". The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are universally acknowledged as the fundamental text on yoga and meditation in the Indian classical tradition. 

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Facing your Dragon

In our lives, we are all faced with a dilemma: to either continue our growth as a human being in all aspects of our lives; or watch and experience our gradual withering and self contraction, where we become the victim in our own life story. The great mythologist Joseph Campbell, said that choices based on fear cause a kind of, 'slow death'.

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