Don’t Neglect the White Space

sparito musicale su leggioTake a moment to reflect on what is beautiful about just visualizing a page of poetry or a sheet of music.  What makes it so pleasing, even if you don’t appreciate the poetry or can’t read the music?  In both, there is ample white space.  The page is not filled to the margins with text or type. Continue reading

The Neglected Basics of Leadership

“I don’t think the leadership training the company offered was all that great,” observed Rebecca.  “It was long on process, but short on basics.”  And what, I wanted to know, did she mean by ‘basics’?  “The fundamental instincts you need to call on to be really effective in everyday situations as a leader,” she replied. Continue reading