Yes, And Now What?
As we at The Cramer Institute move forward after the passing of Dr. Kathy Cramer, I want to share some of her Asset-Based Thinking inspiration that we are drawing upon. About a year ago, Kathy started a new book: Staying on Top When Your Health Turns Upside Down: How to Navigate the Heroic Journey Back...Read
My Thanksgiving Wish for You
This is my first time posting so let me introduce myself. I’m John Davis, Managing Partner of The Cramer Institute and Kathy’s husband — now widower. This is also the first time I have ever spent Thanksgiving by myself — as in alone with no one else here. (Well, the puppies are here.) I am...Read
Rest In Peace, Dr. Kathy Cramer
It is with heavy hearts that we inform you that Dr. Kathy Cramer passed away on July 13, 2016, due to complications of cancer. Kathy was diagnosed with cancer in early 2015 but she chose to keep that information private. She seemed to be making progress with her health until relatively recently. With typical enthusiasm...Read
It’s About Who You Are, Not Where You’re Located (More Tips On Leading Positive from Erica Ariel Fox)
Erica Ariel Fox learned the hard way that her life’s work (using ancient wisdom traditions to help business executives be better leaders) and her platform (as Director of Harvard’s Negotiation Insight Initiative (HNII) were two separate things. When HNII came to an end, she had to rebuild her sense of self and mission. And so...Read
Investing In Your Leadership Capability (And Other Ways to Lead Positive)
Harvard Law professor, Mobius Executive Leadership Co-Founder, and best-selling author Erica Ariel Fox stands at the intersection of mindfulness, wisdom traditions, and philosophy and contemporary leadership. Today I published Part 1 of my Lead Positive Profile with Erica Ariel Fox on my Psychology Today blog. In the profile, she explains that she sees her role as translator, offering...Read
Listen So That You May Hear (And Other Tips To Lead Positive)
Laura Herring is a great listener. She leveraged this asset first as a high school counselor, then as a psychologist before embarking on her heroic leadership journey to build the first HR consulting company catering to the emotional and practical needs of relocating employees. Today I published Part 2 of my Lead Positive Profile with Laura on...Read
Tell Them A Heart Story (And Other Ways To Lead Positive)
Laura Herring knew early on that she wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. Once she found her life’s calling, supporting families going through corporate relocations, she threw her all into it—no fear. Today I published Part 1 of my Lead Positive Profile with Laura on my Psychology Today blog. In the profile, Laura discusses how...Read
Is Workplace Trauma the Key to Success?
What if you got fired? What if you messed up a presentation that was the stepping stone to your next promotion? What if your boss threw you under the bus for a mistake that wasn’t yours? Very few of us go through life without some kind of interruption in our careers. And while deep breathing...Read
Are you ready to answer the heroic call to great leadership?
Have you signed up for my Lead Positive The More Human Way webinar series with Terry “Starbucker” St. Marie yet? Better hurry, it starts back in just two weeks on January 22nd! The Heroic Leadership Journey calls upon Joseph Campbell’s narrative framework to help leaders see their paths forward and navigate the predictable (and unpredictable) head...Read
Lead Positive Manifesto
When you ‘lead positive,’ you offer a compelling vision of the future by reframing problems into possibilities and appealing to a higher sense of purpose, a noble and mighty cause. When you think, speak, and act out of the positive side of the ledger, people feel more hopeful and confident about the future.Read