Leadership and the Environment


019: Emily Ann Peterson, Conversation 1: Bare Naked Bravery

Ep. 19

I've been part of Emily's community since she interviewed me on her podcast in June. I've seen support, growth, openness, and everything you'd expect from a group formed around bare naked bravery.

Learning more about her just-released book, Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous, I see why I like her methods of developing bravery. They're based on the same effective techniques I base mine on for developing leadership---active, experiential learning, starting with the basics and building. She brings her techniques from music---the Suzuki Method in particular---which makes sense. Think of the bravery to perform in front of an audience, to reveal your truth and beauty, knowing others will critique and criticize.

If you want to be more brave, I recommend listening. We talk about how acting---to be brave, to act on your environmental values---apply everywhere in life. Explore her community online and read her book.

Emily's personal challenge

Emily interpreted environment differently than others, which give me something to learn, which is part of why I'm doing this podcast.

If you're considering committing to a personal challenge but haven't narrowed it down yet, hers may give you ideas on how to.

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340: Michael Turner, DDS, MD: On the front line of Covid-19 in New York City

Ep. 340
Want inside views of covid-19 in the epicenter of the epicenter?Michael has been working at the front line of Covid-19 in New York City.He's also my brother-in-law who has known me since the 80s. I started the pattern of bringing people to share inside views of my work with my mom's episode, which I encourage you to listen to.He shares inside views on the flaws and weaknesses of both.He starts by sharing stories only surgeons can---for example, of saving someone's life on an airplane. You know in movies when the plane captain asks if there's a doctor on board? It happened to Michael when he was the only doctor on the flight---then just starting. He says he didn't fully save a guy's life, but it sounded close. Based in New York, he also treated a Victoria's Secret model and famous actors and singers.Then we covered the pandemic. You'll hear how he risked his life to conduct surgeries of patients with Covid-19, inside views of doctors fed insufficient information seeing the pandemic dawn on them, dealing with government, and dealing with the looming threat of having to choose who might live or die. Most of all, hearing the inner sentiment that drives a care giver to go into harm's way for another person's health.Then we talk about what brought me to invite him: his seeing me change over the years. I got more than I expected and different views than my mom.It's two conversations---one on the front lines, the other personal, both meaningful, both honest and candid.My mom's episode