"It is a historic time to be a man," proclaimed Ray Arata, Founder of the Better Man Conference -- a unique industry event providing insights, resources and best practices to help business leaders (mostly men) build more balance at work and in their personal lives. I knew this day would be special when the conference alert asked participants to bring an open mind and an open heart alongside a willingness to be vulnerable and honest. Jack Myers, founder of MediaVillage, author of The Future of Men, leading media ecologist and futurist gave a thoughtful and compelling keynote which included action steps to re-envision masculinity for these transformative times. Myers' ability to anticipate, connect and advance cultural shifts did not disappoint. You can watch the speech below.
In the video above, and in my Better Man Conference keynote on Tuesday, November 6, I advance my message on The Future of Men.
One day a few years ago, I arrived home from work to discover my oldest son, then in eighth grade, barricaded in his room doing homework. At the time his conversations with me had morphed to monosyllabic grunts as he sequestered himself ever more deeply. Between his highly competitive high school and my travel schedule, I was about to miss out on an important relationship.