Books and Articles



Business, like our culture, has built a myth of success only while totally avoiding pain, suffering and failure. The consequences of that belief system is a rigidity that crushes creativity and fosters mediocrity. But eons of leadership stories show that the best lessons come on the other side of major failures. Leadership Gold is both an exploration of the process of failure and recovery, of death and rebirth and the invaluable skills learned through the process.



Begun as an academic dissertation, Wrestling the Angel explores the writings of John of the Cross and the anonymous author of the Cloud of Unknowing to uncover how the "dark night of the soul" forces us to alter our innermost beliefs. Weaving together interviews, modern narratives and a reinterpretation of classical sacred text, Wrestling the Angel explains this mysterious process and brings ancient mystical wisdom into modern language and application.



The Survival Guide is a rather irreverent look at men in relationship - what we don't understand and what we can learn from men who have maintained a monogamous relationship for 30-60 years. While it was written by men, for men in a men's kind of language, the Survival Guide is mostly purchased by women to give to their husbands and lovers, because, well men think that sitting silently together while fishing is a bonding event and don't have a clue about what works in relationship (sorry, guys, read it).

Systems Thinker

Not knowing so much (or being a know-it-all) can be a great piece of leadership.

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Emotional Intelligence (eBook)


Working a lot with scientists requires first introducing an emotional vocabulary - But how? This little eBook introduces you to one way to talk to scientists about emotional intelligence and how emotions differ.

A Periodic table of emotions

Contemplative Practice


Stations in the Night is a short booklet which uses a few of the beautiful poems of St John of the Cross as the springboard for deeper meditation. Paired with the beautiful images by Patrick Aievoli (professor of art at Long Island University), Stations provides reflective commentary and questions to guide the reader to deeper understanding. 

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