Empathy in Eight Minutes

Empathy in Eight Minutes

The first duty of love is to listen. — Paul Tillich In 1994, I participated in a short training experience that changed my life. The instructions for the exercise: Be quiet for eight minutes while someone tells you his or her life story, then switch and tell your life...
Getting Wet

Getting Wet

During the late 1990s, I had the pleasure of participating in an Outward Bound program during leadership training as Kellogg National Fellow. So many elements of that experience have stayed with me over the years. One that I often think of involved a leadership game...
Fear

Fear

“Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.” ~ Marilyn Ferguson (1938-2008) I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, in the 1970s. It wasn’t Brooklyn’s finest decade. Drugs, gangs, vandalism and street-level violence were...
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