Entries by johnrenesch

Misdirection: A Key Tool for Magicians and the Negative Ego

Most of us have heard that one of the most valuable resources for a magician is the ability to misdirect the audience’s attention so the illusion will appear even more magical. Here’s what Wikipedia says about misdirection: Misdirection is a form of deception in which the attention of an audience is focused on one thing […]

Popping the Myth of Public Service

  Those holding elected office frequently refer to being “in public service,” implying that their chosen careers are quite noble. I concur entirely that public service is a noble choice but so few elected politicians are really serving the public. By all appearances, U.S. politicians subordinate the public good to a couple of other priorities. […]

Responsibility: What’s It Mean? And to Whom?

One of the most succinct definitions of conscious leadership that I’ve seen comes from the Conscious Leadership Group (CLG). It was made clearer to me in a recent email exchange with Jim Dethmer, one of the three principals of CLG. He writes: “We define leadership as taking responsibility for the influence you are having in […]