The Reboot Blog

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

A Good Ear

A Good Ear

“The beauty of listening is that those who are listened to start feeling accepted, start taking their words more seriously and discovering their own true selves.” – Henry Nouwen Long…

The Perils of Perfectionism

The Perils of Perfectionism

“Perfectionism is an unproductive use of attention. Self-hatred will not make us better.” – Sharon Salzberg Perfection has many faces. I’m sure you’ve seen it in yourself or in people…

Earning Your Wings

Earning Your Wings

I often hold 40 as a turning-point-year in my mind. I listen to the myths and the word on the street, I hear the poems about this time, and I…

Aftermath

Aftermath

I’m always a bit shocked when I hear the infamous statistic that “90% of startups fail.” The beginning of any entrepreneurial endeavor can seem like a good idea at the…

Black Marks and Gold Stars

Black Marks and Gold Stars

“The way to start would be, first, when we feel the tendency to blame, to try to get in touch with what it feels like to be holding on to…

The Beauty of Not Knowing

The Beauty of Not Knowing

When I was running operations at a company years ago, I brought in this piece of fortune cookie wisdom from my art studio and taped it to my monitor: “Creativity…

Fresh Tracks

Fresh Tracks

Growing up in West Central Wisconsin, I know intimately the inhospitable season that is winter. Parker Palmer notes in Letting Your Life Speak, that these winters will drive you crazy…