Self-Care for the Conscious Leader
Cope or Quit? Facing Your Mid-Career Crisis
By Kieran Setiya | Reading time: 5 minutes
About eight years ago I found myself living a cliché. A tenured philosophy professor at a respected university, I had the career of my dreams. I had made it through graduate school, the arduous climb of publish or perish, and the stress of seeking tenure and promotion. I had a wife, a child, and a mortgage. I was doing what I loved, and yet the prospect of doing more of it, week after week, year after year, began to feel oppressive. I would finish the paper I was writing; I would get it published; I would write another. I would teach this crop of students; they would graduate and move on; more would come along. My career stretched before me like a tunnel. I was having a midlife crisis.
Stop Trying to Ask Good Questions
By Marcia Reynolds | Reading time: 5 minutes
Many leadership practices and coaching competencies outline rules for asking good questions. On their own, these suggestions are misleading. Read this post to discover how to make your conversations more effective, even when you break some of the hallowed rules. Read this practical advice from Outsmartyourbrain.com.
“We need to redefine leadership as being about lollipop moments–how many of them we create, how many we acknowledge, how many of them we pay forward and how many we say thank you for. Because we’ve made leadership about changing the world, and there is no world. There’s only six billion understandings of it.”