How to win — yourself?

How to win — yourself?

Recently, I spent time with a group of people composed of radically different perspectives than my own.   I was able to be more curious than appalled at the intense viewpoints that directly oppose my values and beliefs. How was I able to do this? Agatsu. One of my...
Ahh Yes! 10 subtle ways we fight at work

Ahh Yes! 10 subtle ways we fight at work

“I bet you could kick my ass.” I’ve heard so many times when people learn of my martial arts training. Maybe, maybe not. Most true martial arts have a philosophy referred to as budo. Translated in simple terms is: If I engage in fighting I am...

Keep moving and bend your knees!

This is my 25-year anniversary of practicing aikido and helping people learn about influence, collaboration, and conflict! Even after all the years the words, “Keep moving and bend your knees,” holds relevance to me both in my martial arts practice and my...
Podcast: The One You Feed

Podcast: The One You Feed

A couple of years ago, I discovered — and came to love — the podcast, The One You Feed produced by Eric Zimmer and Chris Forbes. The podcast is based on this Parable: An old grandfather told his grandson: “My son, there is a battle between two wolves...

Spiral Daily 86

For what or who would you travel halfway around the world? ‘Hank’ Hegasheda Sensei will travel from Japan for a 4 day visit to practice aikido with our group. Makes me pause and think about desires and commitment! It is easy to get caught in the weeds of...

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