Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan is the Head Coach at Sandcastle Company, a Seattle-based leadership training organization. His first book, Future Leader: Rebooting Leadership to Win the Millennial and Tech Future [link], is now available. Jonathan regularly writes and speaks about The New Leader Way, leadership resilience, and the future of work. He has years of leadership experience in both the public and private sectors, a master's degree from Seattle University, and professional coach training from the University of Miami.

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The 737-MAX has a trust problem

The 737-MAX is back in action! Now, if you had to board one tonight how you feel? Would it soothe you to know that the FAA Administrator said he was "100% confident" in the airplane? Would you rest easy knowing that there are new pilot training requirements and the...

How gracious can you be?

How gracious can you be? That email with just enough snark. The person who is 10 minutes late to your virtual meeting. The "correction" somebody offered you that makes no real difference. How many times can you smile and let it pass by? The problem with COVID-19 and...

Patience is allowing

Patience is allowing. I have been meditating on patience for a few moments each morning over the past two weeks. I have been running low on it. The insight was that patience is a bridge between reality and our expectations. We want things to be a certain way, and...

The curse of “every day”

The same thing they didn't tell me about being a parent also applies leadership. Here it is, in a phrase: It's every day. The concept of "every day" doesn't feel heavy. We are jazzed with starting the new thing. The new job. The new exercise program. Every day is not...

Ability as signal in the future workplace

What is the actual value of college? Yes, it widens our social and professional networks. Yes, we learn how to be a bit more responsible. Yes, we get a chance to explore interests and learn fundamentals. We might even learn something that has a shelf life longer than...

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