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Human to Human is a daily blog, Monday through Thursday, on which I post current learnings (taking sporadic weeks off to write longer pieces or to rest). Posts are 300-500 words, often with photos, intended to be read in five minutes and inspire reflection, individually and communally, on varied aspects of participative leadership practices, insights, and human to human depth.

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A Wanderer’s Noticing — Lake Louise, Alberta

These two pictures are compliments of my daughter, Zoe Woolf McGinn (thanks Zoe), traveling with her cousins and her husband on the way to Fairmont Hot Springs. Lake Louise is a stunning place on the Alberta / BC border. I’ve been there in the winter also, about 25 years ago when the lake was frozen (people were skating on… Continue reading

A Wanderer’s Noticing — Missoula, Montana

For the next ten days (including next weeks Monday – Thursday posting), I’m wandering. Going more visual. In the context of a summer family time with my boys, my married daughter, my son in-law, my niece and her partner, my nephew and his partner, and my parents.

It’s a gift to just notice, the simple beauty in front of… Continue reading

Leadership Is Offering A Story

I was talking with a friend this week. He was sharing with me how his work is “complicated.” A specific chunk of the conversation was about “so many things to do,” including squirrels to chase. He offered a funny line — “The road to hell is paved with many interesting squirrels to chase.” We both laughed.

My friend and… Continue reading