Shadows and Light 02: Metaphors For Life

“A leader is someone with the power to project either shadow or light on some part of the world and on to the lives of the people who dwell there.” ~Parker Palmer~ Last time we saw how shadows and light are linked to identity. Identity is often revealed in...

Shadows and Light 01: Identity

Welcome to the CREST Leadership mini-series, Shadows and Light in Leadership.  By Dr. Dan Reinhardt I remember when I first read the quote from Parker Palmer: “A leader is someone with the power to project either shadow or light on some part of the world and on...

Morning Matters

You’ve probably read it before: The first person you have to lead is yourself. Sounds obvious; but that can be one of the hardest things to do! Its crucial though … if your obedience is too far behind your knowledge you develop a lack of inner confidence that leaks...

How to get beyond New Year’s Resolutions

How to get beyond New Year’s Resolutions to an actual changed life The beginning of a new year is a natural time to pause — after the rush of Christmas, and before things start back up in January. It’s a time to reflect and anticipate. We wish each other a...

Creativity At Midlife

At mid-life you might be at the cusp of your best creativity, even though it may feel like a low point in your life. I had been asked to emcee our community’s Christmas concert. The choir was singing the traditional Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah, so I was...