Thirty years ago, I inscribed a line from John Milton in a spiral-bound college notebook:

So fares it, when with truth falsehood contends.

I copied down those words a little smugly, mostly because I enjoyed the sound they made. I liked the drop-the-mic confidence Milton had in the power of…

What do you do when, as an organizational leader, you’re just not that good at performing compassion? Should you look for other work? Or are their forms of people-care that aren’t recognizably therapeutic?

Let me broach this question by telling you a quick story about kids in a podcast studio…

Anne Helen Peterson’s 2020 book Can’t Even asks, “How Work Got So Shitty.” She notes the strange fact that more and more of us work longer and lonelier hours as temps, adjuncts, freelancers, and subcontractors. She adds that the demands of the gig economy are forever metastasizing so that now…

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been working on a book project about the spiritual lives of organizations — that’s the background for the podcast I’m always telling you about — and in order to keep that manuscript moving forward in 2020, I tried to write a mess of…

Craig Mattson

My book Why Spiritual Capital Matters explores spirituality in orgs & their places. I teach communication at Trinity Christian College.

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