Home     Blogs     For Clients     Contact Us

Heart Forward + Head High = Fully Alive

In this blog David Taylor-Klaus offers up some of his thoughts & theories, musings & mumblings, and contents & concepts. Read, enjoy, and comment ...

Entries in Leadership (4)


Adrenaline-Fueled Panic is NOT a Strategy

A comic strip I found in 2010 reminded me of a lesson hard-learned: A skill over-used, or a strategy wrongly applied, can be a fast path to disaster.

Click to read more ...


What Defines You?

My father passed away a month ago. In his eulogy, I wrote, "it's ironic that the man with a beautiful, limitless heart battled a failing heart for three decades. The magical part is that he never let the failing tissue define him. What defined him was his love and his playful, teen-age exuberance." I wonder how he would have answered had I thought to ask him the question: "What defines you?" (There are so many questions I wish I had asked him.)

Click to read more ...


Your Language Is Your Leadership

Leadership is about setting people up for success. That's why the language we use is essential. I believe that taking a leadership position in your own life is a prerequisite for leading others. It's time to start with your own language. I came across a very illuminating story last week ...

Click to read more ...


I DARE you ...

When I heard about the passing of Steve Jobs last night, I posted the following:

"Through his vision and his inspiration he touched the lives of billions.
He shifted consciousness. With the passing of Steve Jobs, our world
has lost some of it's magic."
In part of his official statement last night, President Obama captured the essence of the lesson:
Steve [Jobs] was among the greatest of American innovators -
BRAVE ENOUGH to think differently,
BOLD ENOUGH to believe he could change the world and
And as I sat with my daughters listening to the coverage, reading the stories, reliving the memories, I heard my my own comment from earlier in the day echoing in my head:
"No vision too great. No detail too small."
So I offer to all of us ...

Dare to have an HUGE vision.
Make it impossibly large.
Then dare to make it BIGGER.
Dare to want it.
Dare to believe it is possible.
Dare to know it will BE.
Dare to know that we are each enough!
Dare to know that you are MORE THAN ENOUGH!
I DARE you.