Jessica Soroky continues her series Leadership is a Choice.

In the course of 24 hours I play close to a dozen different roles, and that’s just counting the roles I am aware of.

When the alarm goes off, a split second before consciousness takes over I have no role, I am just a sleepy human. Once the world starts to take shape Continue reading

Posted in Responsibility | Tagged , | 3 Comments

This week Jessica Soroky begins her new series “Leadership is a Choice” with “Start Now”.

Today marks the day that I have chosen to re-commit to documenting and sharing my personal leadership journey through a new blog series called, “Leadership is a Choice”.

That may have just been an introduction sentence to someone reading this but to me it is Continue reading

Posted in Responsibility | Tagged , | 1 Comment

This week Mike Edwards joins us from his blog with another post about vulnerability.

Think about those areas of your life where you are a leader. I believe we’re all leaders. As a leader the one thing you can count on is to face change on a daily basis. With change comes uncertainty which if you read my last couple posts you know means being vulnerable. As a leader Continue reading

Posted in Responsibility | Leave a comment

This week Mike Edwards joins us from his blog with a post about vulnerability.

In my last post Being vulnerable about vulnerability, I shared a lot about how learning to be present with my vulnerability has impacted me. Since then I have been reflecting on what may have led me to struggling so much with being vulnerable, and more importantly what is possible when leaders can allow themselves to be vulnerable.

To start I would propose we are all leaders in some areas of our lives. A leader is Continue reading

Posted in Leadership | Leave a comment

Cathy Laffan returns to the blog this week! Her last post was about compassion, this week she explores masters.

Do you know what it means to be a “master”? I looked it up and found a variety of definitions including; “an artist, performer, or player of consummate skill”, “one that conquers”, “highly skilled”, and “a revered religious leader”.

In The Leadership Gift Program we learn that Continue reading

Posted in Responsibility | Tagged | 1 Comment

A guest post by Mike Edwards from his blog.

In a past job I was tasked with helping teams improve. Long story short … one of the Directors would parachute into a team meeting occasionally and bully people into doing what he believed they should do. His behavior involved an adversarial tone & body language, banging fist on the table, and just simply pushing until he got his own way.

I believed it was my responsibility to hold a mirror up to help him see the impact his actions were having on teams. The complication is that I reported directly to this Director. I lived with a knot in my stomach for Continue reading

Posted in Responsibility | Tagged | Leave a comment

Guest post from Jessica Soroky
Late last year I completed an intention of immense importance to me, an epic win if you will.

 I finished my year long commitment to blog each week.  In an attempt to enjoy the journey and not focus on the destination, I never thought about what I would do when I had met my intention. My worst fear was to become stale or stagnant. I began a search for inspiration, a sign for  Continue reading

Posted in Responsibility, Sustainability | Tagged | Leave a comment



Albanian Prime Minister, former art teacher and artist Edi Rama carried three pencils at the anti-terrorism rally in Paris forming the French flag and displaying a sense of global responsibility.

Posted in Responsibility | Leave a comment

In her last guest post, Taking Risks to Grow, Cathy Laffan wrote about the benefits of taking risks, this week she examines compassion and The Responsibility Process™.

How do you practice compassion? Do you reserve your compassion for certain people or situations? Continue reading

Posted in Leadership, Responsibility, Teamwork | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Please enjoy this re-post from Mike Edward’s blog. We like Mike and think you will too. To read more from Mike see his blog.


For more than 10 years of my career I worked hard at being the best Project/Program Manager ever. I could bring a team together and work with them to devise the best plan ever. We would start by defining the scope of our project, then evolve this to our work breakdown structure, we’d sequence those activities and finally identify the resources required and estimate the dozens of tasks. In the end I had this beautifully architected plan/schedule for our project. It was a thing of beauty! Then one day … I woke up in a cold sweat asking myself what on earth was I doing?!?!

Continue reading

Posted in Responsibility | Leave a comment