On his 70th birthday, Duane reflects on his life so far. “When you become aware of the finish line and start to reflect on: what did I leave behind? what is important? You start reflecting on how well you loved.”
Many of the skills necessary for unlearning racist structures are the same ones that are necessary for having courageous conversations at home. It means lowering our defenses to listen to hard truths, empathetic listening, and acting from a place of compassion.
Following on his last blog about ‘Being Your Best’, Duane delves into the “relational” quality that is essential to any and all evolutionary growth.
Duane elucidates the very personal and very subtle internal journey involved in choosing to be our best in every moment.
Catherine examines what it means to truly be at our best after having just won the WOW Leader of the Year for 2019.
In part 3, Catherine wraps up this story with a discussion about strategies, including how some strategies can create the very situations we try to avoid. The cry of the overfunctioner is ‘I give and and give, why…
Continuing… When I was young, I found my refuge in books. I read between the lines of Snow White, Cinderella and later Harlequin: I do not feel good enough, but ‘someday my Prince will come’. I will find ‘the one’, my ‘soulmate’.
I was one of those little girls who was always on the outside of the group. Through careful study and imitation of the group I could work my way ‘in’, but then I would say or do something that would put me right back on the outside again…
The prerequisites for vulnerable leadership start with intention – the intention to have a positive relationship. The next steps, as well as skills #4 and #5, can help you assess your own leadership skills and, if needed, plot a course…