The Call (our blog)

rylentless hatIn his seminal work,The Hero with a Thousand Faces, author Joseph Campbell decodes the hero myth and set the widely-accepted standard for story structure. A standard part of that structure is the hero’s initial “refusal of the call” to action.

It’s not uncommon for people to refuse to take action – especially when it means stepping into the unknown. But when the hero heeds the call to action, they are rewarded for their courage and their lives are never the same again.

We invite you to read The Call, and we welcome your comments. Enjoy.

Embracing the Struggle of Leadership

Embracing the Struggle of Leadership

“The agony of breaking through personal limitations is the agony of spiritual growth.”  – Joseph Campbell – The Hero with a Thousand Faces One of the best pieces of leadership advice I ever received was “Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” It’s good advice to...

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Feelings, Nothing More Than Feelings

I was riding my mountain bike on a Colorado horse trail earlier in the week. It was late in the day, darkness coming on. And suddenly, while riding, I was transported back to my childhood – warm summers on Long Island, New York, catching fireflies, and playing...

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Creating Authenticity Through Vulnerability

The USA Men's Basketball team took home another gold medal in Rio de Janiero this past summer. They were yet another "dream team," highly favored, and almost certain to win from the outset. And true to expectation: it was a slam dunk, including the Gold Medal game,...

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