Better Person, Braver Leader

Better Person, Braver Leader

There’s always room to be a better person. Always. – Anonymous Better Person I feel like I’m a better person.  This is feedback we often hear from people upon completion of one of our Values Based Leadership (VBL) programs, and it has intrigued me for years....
Core Values as the Foundation for Inclusion

Core Values as the Foundation for Inclusion

Let’s be honest, sometimes the word “values” gets used as a weapon. We sometimes even use the concept of Values to intentionally create division. We make a claim of having “values,” when we are really claiming that we have “the right values,” resulting in values being...
A Leader’s Legacy

A Leader’s Legacy

For the last several years I’ve made it a practice to observe the Martin Luther King Day holiday by re-reading his famous “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”.  King penned the letter while in solitary confinement, writing first in the margins of a newspaper that had been...
Is this the End of Heroes?

Is this the End of Heroes?

Amid the recent #metoo social media campaign to raise awareness of sexual violence, and the flood of allegations against powerful and famous men that has followed, a social media post caught my eye. Its author lamented, “If we keep digging into everyone’s pasts, will...
The Limits of Perspective

The Limits of Perspective

Here at InnerWill, our work with individuals and organizations helps them to identify, define, and live their most deeply held values. We have seen how personal experiences throughout our life molds and shapes our beliefs and our behaviors. Perhaps the leader who...