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Queer Leadership Is Grounded in Self-Leadership – TQ103

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In today’s show, I explain the reason for changing the show’s name from the Living OUT Podcast to the Think Queerly Podcast. Then I continue with my on-going discussion/living document about the “Way of Queer Leadership”. I ask the core question, How can we create communities of LGBTQ leadership, which includes our allies, to work together to...

Queering Leadership: An Evolutionary, Humanitarian Approach – LOP101

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What is integrity and why is it the most important and vital quality in leadership? We demonstrate individual integrity with honesty and strong moral principles to guide our choices and actions. What happens when you make a decision based on strong moral principles but you have to conceal part of the reason for your decision? Is that wrong? Is...

Were Religions Invented to Control the Ego’s Fear of the Other? LOP075

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How is it possible for “a sincerely held religious belief” to be used as an acceptable form of discrimination? The answer is simple. There are far too many powerful egos in power pandering to far too many fearful egos who scream the loudest and also throw the largest amount of cash and support behind any politician who helps them get their way...

When the Fight for LGBTQ Equality Seems Lost – LOP069

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You need to keep trying, no matter what. ”How long should you try? Until.” Jim Rohn Jim Rohn never fails to say so much with so few words. What will it take for you to achieve your goals, be it your health, your business, or personal goals? But what if your goals involve LGBTQ equality, human rights, and absolute freedom from oppression...

Do Actions Speak Louder Than Words? – LOP057

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What we think is what we intend When we speak our ideas and intentions, our words initiate action, whether that be our own, or the inspiration for others to act. To answer the question above, what I see happening in the world today is that, Words ARE speaking louder than actions. The actions of hatred and violence have always been with us, rising...

If Fear Is the Mind Killer What Is Its Opposite? LOP046

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The fewer fears we have the more open-minded and accepting we are of possibilities and variations in all aspects of life and humanity. When we are afraid of the wrath of an imaginary being in the sky, we will be fearful of anything we are told is unacceptable, against god, or an action that will deny you entry to heaven. Radical fundamentalism is...

How Gay Men Imbue Culture With Beauty and Creativity – LOP042

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As a gay man, when I tune into beauty I connect with the source that creates life. From that source comes my inspiration, that quality which allows me to create and bring value into the world. Following in the steps of the exploration I began in, Is Forgiveness of Homophobia a Gay Male Gift? LOP030, today I discuss (in very sensual terms) the...

Creativity and Ego Cannot Go Together – LOP032

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In the Western world we are constantly striving. We are building things. We are creating things. We are solving the problems that we have created for ourselves. We are trying to outperform others. We are trying to create more than our neighbour, or to have more income than anyone else. While some of us are working to achieve balance, others are...

What Are We Striving For — As Individuals and as a Human Collective?

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Some time ago I watched the third season of Netflix’s Chef’s Table. One of the featured chefs, Jeong Kwan, is a Buddhist monk who lives in Korea and is world-renowned for her vegetarian cooking. Everything she does is a mediation of sorts. Her day is a cycle of meditation and prayer, planting and harvesting, long-term food preparation (like...

Darren is a leadership coach in Toronto, Canada who helps his clients to connect and embrace their uniqueness and freely create the life they want. He writes and podcasts regularly about Queer Leadership.