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Interview with Heidi Gehman

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Stephen had the pleasure of talking about self leadership with Heidi Gehman, a higher education administrator and former colleague of Stephen’s at Oregon Extension, where she was teaching college courses in the Humanities. Stephen talks to Heidi about more humane leadership here.

Topics discussed in this interview

    • Hope
    • Impeccability
    • The moral life
    • Iris Murdoch’s concept of “intentional attention”
    • How to get the ego out of the way of truth

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HLC_Int18.002 Interview with Kevin Christman

Kevin Christman Sculptor Alchemy of Light

We believe that leaders can learn leadership across disciplines, so we were curious about Kevin Christman’s self leadership practices that create the structure and balance in his independent, creative life.

Ashland, Oregon, our home town is a haven to artists of all types, but one of the very finest is Kevin Christman. Formerly an Engineer with Northrop and McDonnell Douglas, Kevin is a talented sculptor, painter, and stained glass artist.  See for yourself here.

Topics discussed in this interview

  • Leaving the structure of work in corporate settings
  • The role of inspiration in creative work
  • Time management, self care and balance
  • Integrating life and work

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Pilgrimage– Adding Meaning to Our Travels

 

Ellie: What are we talking about here, Stephen?

Stephen: We are talking about the pilgrimage we just went on this summer, up and down the coast, back and forth through our lives and my past and all that–family, friends, associates. Continue reading Pilgrimage– Adding Meaning to Our Travels

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Questions: Humane Leadership Power Tool

Doubt is the origin of wisdom

RENE DESCARTES

Doubting our own assumptions and thought patterns is a great place to start any pursuit of wise, humane leadership.

In all affairs, it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.

BERTRAND RUSSELL

Curiosity is the key to:

  • The scientific method
  • Insight
  • Refined thinking and behavior
  • Human connection


The quality of our leadership is determined by the quality of our questions