Guest Blog: Terrie Lupberger: Out on the Skinny Branch

Terrie is a guest author on our blog, and shares her lessons in leadership.  We will be featuring articles by graduates of the Generative Leadership Program in which they share the results in their lives from generative leadership.  These articles will eventually become part of a book on generative leadership: leadership lessons in paying attention […]

Continue Reading

My 9/11 Experience and Reflection

I wrote the letter below on 9/17/2001 to the generative leadership learning community, since I was in New York on 9/11, and in the World Trade Center minutes before the first plane hit. It’s reflections of the change and challenge of 9/11 still ring true for me…   Thank You for Your Care I extend […]

Continue Reading

The Good Life – Who Changed the Rules?

Once upon a time long ago in a fair land, people worked hard, saved, and lived a good life. In the United States they called it the American Dream, that any hard working, diligent citizen could create a middle class life. Then things changed, and real estate began to inflate dramatically.  The game changed, and […]

Continue Reading

Where Are You?

It’s funny how we can be next to someone, but not be with them. It makes me sad to see couples in restaurants sharing a meal, but in silence, not even sharing eye contact.  And we have all had the experience of having our attention wander when we’re interacting with someone else, or trying to […]

Continue Reading

Can You Feel It?

I had the privilege and pleasure to spend a couple of weeks in retreat in a nature preserve in southern Chile in December.  I was staying in quite a nice house, but it was one separated by forest from the few others in the preserve, which is in a region of volcanoes, mountains, forest, and […]

Continue Reading

When the World Breaks

How do we lead and help people when the world breaks? On March 11, 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi and the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plants experienced a severe earthquake, followed by a tsunami.  TheNew York Times reported on March 26: “In the country that gave the world the word tsunami, the Japanese nuclear establishment largely disregarded the […]

Continue Reading

The MBA Has No Clothes?

In the story of “The Emperor Has No Clothes” a slick seller convinced the emperor that the “invisible,” and expensive, clothes that he was given showed up as gorgeous raiment to the eyes of onlookers.  When the emperor strode into public with his new “clothes” a child blurted out “but he has no clothes on” […]

Continue Reading

An Inescapable Dimension of Leadership: Moods and Emotions

Moods and emotions have an ambiguous place in our understanding of leadership these days. I just got off a call with participants in one of a coaching program I teach in, and the examples they gave of client reactions and challenges show that many in our culture are not willing to look at emotions as […]

Continue Reading

To Blog – for the Sake of What?

After much encouragement, we are going to begin the Institute for Generative Leadership (IGL) blog in earnest. I will be a regular voice in the conversation, along with the members of IGL coaching team, and other guest “speakers.” What do we have to say? And why is it relevant? Our work together over the last […]

Continue Reading

Presidio Executive Certificate Program 6/25

Bob Dunham will be presenting the morning of Saturday, June 25, at the Presidio Graduate School Executive Certificate Program in San Francisco, and speaking that afternoon to a meeting of the Presidio Alumni at Fort Mason in San Francisco.

Continue Reading