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Solstice: Holiness in Stillness & Staying

There’s a broken suitcase on the floor of my room. In the last 6 weeks I’ve travelled to Portland, Seattle, Milwaukee, Atlanta, New York, Minneapolis. Google says 9,519 miles. I’ve kept rickety luggage partially packed on the clothing-strewn floor of my Green Bay, Wisconsin home for weeks, packing and repacking for different ventures — waking  Continue Reading »

Kids want us, not just our information!

Standards-based curriculum and pedagogy are the #1 priorities in our schools, but they are only part of what helps children grow up happy, whole, and successful. Who we are in our classrooms has an even greater impact on our kids. They watch our every move, and absorb everything we do and say (and don’t say).  Continue Reading »

Personal Power vs. Coercive Power: Finding Authentic Leadership

This is our Part 2 blog post featuring an excerpt from the new book, Becoming a Leader is Becoming Yourself, by Courage & Renewal facilitator Russ Moxley. We’re also offering blog readers a free PDF download of this excerpt. CLICK for a free PDF download!  See Part 1.  The Alternative: Personal Power Personal power is different  Continue Reading »

Becoming a Leader is Becoming Yourself

This blog features an excerpt from the new book, Becoming a Leader is Becoming Yourself, by Courage & Renewal facilitator Russ Moxley. We’re also offering blog readers a FREE chapter from the book. CLICK for a free PDF download of Chapter 4! Becoming and Being Authentic Authenticity is one of the keys to leadership effectiveness.  Continue Reading »

Authentic, Trustworthy Leadership Means Naming the Shadows of Our Insecurities

There is a deeply hidden place within me that I don’t think I have visited in a long time, and may not have visited ever if synchronicity hadn’t led me there. When I picked up the Leading from Within excerpt of Parker Palmer’s Let Your Life Speak, I knew something interesting was happening. I began  Continue Reading »

To Hear the Sound of the Genuine Within Us

There is something in every one of you that waits, listens for the genuine in yourself—and if you can not hear it, you will never find whatever it is for which you are searching and if you hear it and then do not follow it, it was better that you had never been born. You  Continue Reading »

Reconnecting through Reunions

Do you find the talk at class reunions banal? How often do former classmates truly share authentic life stories? Or even show up at all? Wanting to help create a more meaningful experience, I joined the planning committee for my Stanford MBA 25-year reunion. My hope was to introduce the Center for Courage & Renewal’s  Continue Reading »