Tag Archives: compassion

The Road Ahead: A Recipe for Fierce Faithfulness in the Face of Fear — Love’s Kitchen

Now this is spiritual leadership…… “Friends, this is not an easy time to be a TRUE follower of Jesus— carrying on his work of peace and love and justice… We have been tasked with hard work in the days ahead. We have been anointed to roll up our sleeves, to go out into the world […]

Leadership Lessons: Transitions and Vulnerability (#EricStolter)

Dr. Santa Ono, president of the University of Cincinnati, who made himself vulnerable in academia, models a compassionate and self-revealing leadership style rare in that arena. Check out this article about the power of social media as a forum for leaders to empower others and open up dialogue. It’s easy to highlight Ono’s use of […]

Can I just talk about Malala for a second

Love this shameless celebration of Malala Yousafzai’s vision, charisma and persistence. She has ignited a world of women and girls, and probably men, who respect her and want to say, I am Malala. Love this honest praise of what is a combination of charisma and vision: “I don’t know. I just love her energy. Her […]

“Inheriting Our Mother’s Gardens”: Trans/lating, Trans/planting and Trans/forming Life by Sara Frykenberg

This Friday, March 7, 2014, the Women’s Caucus (WC) of the American Academy of Religion, Western Region will be hosting its annual “Professional Development Panel and Workshop” in Los Angeles, CA.  During the workshop panelists and attendees will consider what ‘gardens’ we have grown in, who our ‘mothers’ are and how this impacts what we…

Margaret Wheatley: What’s so bad about fear?

In her article, “Eight Fearless Questions, ” (Edge Magazine, 2013), Margaret Wheatley models some remarkable questions. Even more remarkable, she doesn’t answer them — she invites us to hang out in the question long enough for it to offer up  surprises and insights. This was my favorite one in the list. What’s so bad about […]

Finding Compassion without Losing Power

These are great tips on finding compassion without giving up the status and credibility we need. I particularly like the idea of the “stickiness” of compassion. When we’re co-dependent, we don’t challenge, we make nice. It’s the caregiver archetype at its most dangerous. But more often, we push that compassion into the “shadow,” the unconscious, […]

A Re-Born Leader: The Story of the Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama’s book on leadership (supplemented by tweets and talks and much thought and blogging) comes out of a life of discipline, struggle, exile and acute observation. His extraordinary life has led to grounded, practical insights about who we are and who we might become. Using the bio on his website as a guide […]