Channeling Chandler

Channeling Chandler

I love to read great mysteries, in part for the language — and in this case, for the pure inspiration.

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

What is it we love so much about good mysteries? Perhaps it is that they echo what we ourselves are doing here in this life.

Empty Room

Empty Room

Each time I woke up in a new career, it felt as if I’d stepped out of the room for a moment, only to come back in and find it completely rearranged, with all different furniture. So what was “me” — the stuff in the room, or the empty room itself?

What a Great Leader Does

What a Great Leader Does

He wasn’t one of us, exactly. (He was a grownup, after all, and we were all teenagers.) But we knew, somehow, that he spoke for us.

Fountain of Youth

Fountain of Youth

Call it joy, call it flow, call it being carried away like a feather in wind … whatever you want to call it, I think it makes you ageless.

Hold Your Hats!

Hold Your Hats!

If you want to write a song, or a poem, or a book? To start a business, a project, a relationship? To live a life? Here’s how I think it may work.

A Leader’s Legacy

A Leader’s Legacy

Pindar asked if there were any questions, and the young man in the row behind me raised his hand. I turned to look at him, and saw an expression of eagerness, self-consciousness, determination, and fluster, all in roughly equal measure. A mix Pindar had seen many times before, no doubt.

Leadership That Pulls

Leadership That Pulls

There are two kinds of leadership: a style of leadership that pushes, and a kind that pulls. Guess which one moves people further?

Giving Leadership

Giving Leadership

Because there are two kinds of leadership. You can take leadership. Or you can *give* leadership.

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