September 26, 2014

The work of Barry Oshry, the author of several books and a man who has spent a lifetime studying systems (i.e., organizations), constantly comes to my mind when I work with various groups at Cornell University and in the other aspects of my life.


Barry has created an O...

September 14, 2014

When I think of all that I have learned from reading leadership books, all that I have heard from leaders that I (and others) respect, all that I have experienced in my life (as a leader and as a follower when others are leading), I realize that, although the vision of...

September 7, 2014

The main reasons that ActiveLeading exists are to put leaders into flow-inducing situations so that they build strong bonds with other leaders and so that they will have more meaningful (and longer-lasting) learning moments.  But when I recently started reading a book...

July 25, 2014


This NY Times article suggests that math might be more fun--and that those who are learning math might learn more easily--if we coached math, making the learning feel like play.  


That article, of course, stirred in my mind thoughts about the ActiveLeading approach to...

July 7, 2014

This video, in which two Cirque Du Soleil dancers gracefully move together, has many interesting lessons in it, but this post focuses on the main lesson: why trust is worth it.


As leaders, we must have trust in our team, and our teams, in turn, must trust in us.  Witho...

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