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?

I have observed there is a great deal of talk and writing about what's called 'Mindfulness' these days. Some related quotes that align with my Conscious Leadership and Clarity Coaching approach:

Opportunities for leadership are all around us. The capacity for leadership is deep within us.
— former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

Mindfulness is about being fully present in the moment... to what is happening, and to whoever is present. You are present for your life or leadership and your actual experience in the moment. When you can do that, you are capable of giving your best response as well. Author and
former senior executive at Fortune 200 company says: 

What it means to be mindful is that you are present to life as it is... not with a judgement that can lead to a conditioned reaction... but for exactly what is here, as it unfolds, meeting each moment with quanimity.
— Janice Marturano


A mindful leader embodies leadership presence by cultivating focus, clarity, creativity, and compassion in the service of others.

Jonathan Morton

I started in IT in 1985! I have loved watching the world change. I love to make beautiful websites that do useful things.

I sing baritone in a opera/music theatre ensemble Pot-Pourri (since 1987).

In 2012, I graduate as a teacher of yoga in the tradition of Krishnamacharya.

In 2015, I started keeping bees. I'm always looking for swarms and unwanted nests to provide a good, safe treatment-free home for.