Nelson Mandela is one of my heroes. The 92-year-old former president of South Africa and Nobel laureate has used his own self-knowledge and compassion to avert major bloodshed in his country. His compassionate understanding of what was in the hearts and minds of his opponents guided his actions. He was able to maintain his vision and integrity while navigating through the many pressures leadership brings.

Wed, Mar 2, 2011 @ 10:40 PM by Ian Curtin

Recently, I put a question on one of our management group agendas, and when it was my turn to speak, I felt tongue-tied and had little to say.

The question was: "What's working/not working?"

Thu, Jan 13, 2011 @ 4:17 PM by Ian Curtin

"If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner."
Nelson Mandela

With my best intentions in place, my hope for collaboration with others has easily slid through my fingers. In those times, my allies look like enemies and I feel the threads of burnout pulling at me. And my mind chatter is telling me I am going to have to do this myself if it is ever to get done.

Thu, Oct 7, 2010 @ 10:53 AM by Ian Curtin