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
Leaders, by changing the mood you are in, and you can change how you are “being” in response to information. From half empty to half full.
Yoga helps deepen your awareness of sensations in your body; once you become attuned to your body’s natural language, you learn how it speaks to you. What you practice on the mat in yoga can translate to what happens off the mat at work.
I often hear stories about button pushers. I have them myself. When you have an automatic, negative response to something, this often indicates a hypersensitivity that’s referred to as “getting your buttons pushed.”
As a leader, do you give as much care to re-charging your leadership battery daily as you do to your electronic devices? Taking an annual vacation may not be enough.
Analog Leader?Although I consider myself competent in many areas, I keep having breakdowns around technology. I know that I am of the generation that didn’t grow up with the technological wizardry of today’s world. I am uncomfortable with much of it; perhaps this is why I sometimes feel as if I am a “magnet” for meltdowns. I allocate time for projects and find that I end up spending it on “fixing” or managing a technology problem instead. This past weekend I simply could not avoid feeling crushed by the technology machine….
What if responsibility were defined as the ability to respond freely? Response-ability: the ability to choose without reactivity? A leader who is constantly in reaction loses the ability to choose. How does that impact your communication, relationships, and effectiveness?
Accountability and wellness are flip sides of a coin, the currency of which is personal responsibility and the hallmark of effective leadership.
While in Bali, I observed many things that apply to the principles of leadership including a leadership lesson learned from the back of a motor scooter!
My recent trip to Bali left a lasting impression in many ways. This column addresses practice, and its impact on culture, life and engagement.
Welcome to the dog days of summer. My intention is for this newsletter to offer you refuge from the heat as well as solace for your inner leader. As the last vestiges of my jet lag depart, I invite you …