Resources for Change

How to Apologize. I particularly like how the narrator uses her own mistake as an example. Ten questions to get to know your new direct reports better. Asking direct questions in [ read more brave ]

When being brave gets you killed

Being brave is dangerous. Sometimes the danger is imaginary, or you’ve made a major fear out of something minor. Sometimes the danger is financial or reputational, like starting a new [ read more brave ]

Self-Care in High Stress Environments

This is a guest post from Dr Naomi Johnstone, who is currently working in Afghanistan for Norwegian Refugee Council.  We all know that getting enough sleep, eating well and exercising [ read more brave ]

American anarchists, a Kurdish nationalist leader, and radical feminism: welcome to Rojava

Rojava is a region in Northern Syria under Kurdish control and governed according to the ideas of Abdullah Öcalan, a Kurdish nationalist leader who believes that “a country can’t be [ read more brave ]

Inspiration: Thuli Zuma

I’m not usually one for inspirational poets, or the daughters of famous men, or for that matter, poetry slams. But I was reminded today of just how much I love [ read more brave ]

Three things I’ve learned from my clients about being brave

1) Being brave isn’t knowing the right thing to do. All of us, almost always, know what the right thing us. Being brave is making yourself act on that right thing [ read more brave ]

When is coaching useful?

Coaching is useful when: You have a problem you’ve been mulling over You have a decision to make You’re unhappy or discontented in your career or life and don’t quite [ read more brave ]

What does the nation-state do for us, anyway?

Syria has dissolved into a nightmare we are nearly powerless to help, and the US elected a racist, rapist, reality-star in an effort to return to an imaginary past. The [ read more brave ]

Humbling Hospitality Experiences

1) I once held a focus group with women in rural Tajikistan, to learn about the increasing hunger and food insecurity. The women told terrible, desperate stories, of burning fruit trees [ read more brave ]

the bravest people I’ve ever known lived in autocracies

We can all tell a good story, but the truth is that most of the time being brave is optional. We can live a perfectly happy and acceptable life by [ read more brave ]