The Reboot Blog

Articles & reflections on the inner work of leadership and resiliency.

Posts by Jerry Colonna

Reboot Your Board

Reboot Your Board

“My biggest advice would be that you get the Board you deserve. Meaning, if you don’t work to make a great board, one that is diverse, with multiple independents, not…

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

What’s love got to do, got to do with it What’s love but a second hand emotion What’s love got to do, got to do with it Who needs a…

Know You Are Not Alone

Know You Are Not Alone

A few months back, I sent a note to the participants at the launch of our first facilitated peer group. In the note I said that a core tenet of…

Building Castles and Slaying Dragons

Building Castles and Slaying Dragons

“Why are you so obsessed with this good man thing?” she asks, her voice tinged with a mix of fear and frustration. Perhaps she’s tired of my loss. Perhaps she…

Still Standing Still

Still Standing Still

Years ago, I wrote that founding, running, and working in a startup can often feel as if you’re often feel as if you’re standing still while your hair’s on fire.…

Finding Yourself in Unaccustomed Earth

Finding Yourself in Unaccustomed Earth

Human nature will not flourish, any more than a potato, if it be planted and replanted, for too long a series of generations, in the same worn-out soil. My children…

Being Fierce

Being Fierce

I’m amazed at how much fear is a part of my life.  Even more startling is how clearly I see that grip when the fear loosens its hold and I’m…

Disappearing Into the Fire

Disappearing Into the Fire

His anxiety was high. So high, in fact, that—at first—he wasn’t even aware of it. But I could hear it in his voice, feel it in my chest, as he…