The Heroic Journey

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...

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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...

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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...

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Are you ready to answer the heroic call to great leadership?

January 11, 2016 - The Heroic Journey

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...

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Lead Positive The More Human Way (Free Webinar!)

December 1, 2015 - Lead Positive, The Heroic Journey

I am so excited about my new webinar series with Terry “Starbucker” St. Marie on how to Lead Positive The More Human Way! If you don’t yet know who Terry is, you should! Terry is a writer, consultant, and startup investor living in Portland, Oregon. For the past 9 years he has published a popular blog featuring his...

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Serving Yourself to Serve Others: A Heroic Leadership Journey

Today I published my Lead Positive Profile with Bonnie Marcus, women’s success coach and author of The Politics of Promotion on my Psychology Today blog. In the profile, we tracked the evolution of Bonnie’s heroic journey from kindergarten teacher, to corporate executive, to entrepreneur and successful business coach. Here are some of the most inspirational quotes from her interview....

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Reflection and Anticipation

June 21, 2015 - The Heroic Journey

I believe leaders must be willing to embark on heroic levels of adventure if they are to make significant positive change in an upside-down world that demands organizational transformation, innovation and culture change.

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Now is the time to share what you learned

June 14, 2015 - The Heroic Journey

Having engaged all of your allies and emerged triumphant from the Supreme Ordeal, you the leader have come to the place you had only imagined at the start. You find a new culture developing, a new bold innovative business approach in progress.

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