Thoughts from Leaders I Love
"Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness.”
- BRENÉ BROWN
"I want my inner truth to be the plumb line for the choices I make about my life - about the work that I do and how I do it, about the relationships I enter into and how I conduct them."
- PARKER PALMER
"Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful."
- MARGARET WHEATLEY
"I am emboldened by the puzzling, redemptive truth to which each and every one of my conversations has added nuance, that we are made by what would break us. Birth itself is a triumph through a bloody, treacherous process. We only learn to walk when we risk falling down, and this equation holds-- with commensurately more complex dynamics-- our whole lives long. I have heard endless variations on this theme-- the battle with illness that saves the life that follows; the childhood pain that leads to vocation; the disability that opens into wholeness and a presence to the hidden wholeness of others. You have your own stories, the dramatic and more ordinary moments where what has gone wrong becomes an opening to more of yourself and part of your gift to the world. This is the beginning of wisdom."