Many of you are familiar with yoga as a discipline. What you may be less familiar with is that yoga is a profound teaching tool for the art of leadership. As a coach who helps entrepreneurial leaders and their teams …
This week’s Step Up Leader Tip borrows from a recent article by from Daniel Goleman, well-known thought leader and author in the field of Emotional Intelligence. What Mindfulness Is – And Isn’t. One of the foundational principles of Step Up …
I admit to being hooked on the Olympics. The four year global experience is one of my favorites, especially the winter games. Is anyone else suffering from Olympic fatigue like I am? Tired from staying up way too late to …
A lot is being written today about how to get, achieve and have more with less effort. I admit to being a skeptic about much of it. After all, aren’t we a culture that rewards effort, hard work, and persistence? …
First establish the connection within self –this is leadership’s first relationship. All successful interactions depend upon successful communication.
Ambiguity and order are tensions to be managed. There is a time and a place for both. Generally speaking, order reproduces—ambiguity creates.
Hundreds of studies have shown that simply recalling a time in which one had power produces the same effects as having power.
When your inner leadership is out of alignment, you experience discomfort. The pain shows up as diminished trust and a lack of enthusiasm and effectiveness.
Why is it that when we desire change it is often difficult to implement? Evolved leadership involves creating clarity, intention, practices and habits.
As I was wrapping up 2013, I decided that one of my top shifts for 2014 was to learn to become more accepting of “allowing” vs. forcing.
The essence of Nelson Mandela’s gift was his uncanny ability to connect deeply with his own vision and to connect it to others. His example reminds us that what lies outside of us pales in comparison to what lies within….
Give yourself the gift of wrapping your leadership values, habits and practices in a metaphorical box. Leaders renew and replenish this month. Clean out.
The surest way to build a meaningful life is follow your passion it to approach everything you do from the standpoint of “What can I give?”
Last week I had the privilege of again hosting two students from the Akilah Institute for Women in Rwanda. Akilah is an organization about which I am deeply passionate. It is a college for young women in East Africa that “offers a unique model of market-relevant education empowering graduates for success in careers and leadership roles.”
By focusing on gratitude, leaders can “immunize” themselves from the impact of challenging circumstances. Commit to making gratitude a part of daily life.
While there is sometimes a desire to stand out and showcase what an individual can do, the strength of “a cappella” comes in the singers’ abilities to blend their voices, rather than to showcase any one voice.
A recent example of how this worked for a client is when Mike had difficulty connecting his “thinking” to his “feelings,” he used a specific breath practice. This allowed him to experience the multitude of sensations in his body that could guide and direct him to what really mattered.
What Keeps Leaders Up at Night? by Nicole Lipkin is a treatise on self-awareness and personal responsibility and the damaging effects a lack of those qualities has in our lives.
Human beings are pre-wired for balance. Our bodies are designed to be in homeostasis; a balanced state is our birthright.
Leadership sustainability is about the commitment to change; growth that is consistent with shifting requirements for the individual AND the organization